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Apple Valley | Rosemount October 12, 2012 | Volume 33 | Number 33

Candidates focus on education


State legislative candidates debate funding, early childhood programs at forum by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK

Voter ID amendment Today’s Opinion page carries the ECM Editorial regarding the proposed constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID to vote. Page 4A


Education funding shifts and special education, and early childhood programs were at the forefront during a Tuesday forum among District 57 legislative candidates. A crowd of residents and school officials filled a Black Hawk Middle School auditorium on Oct. 9 to hear from the five contenders. The forum, hosted by the

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District, included Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley, Roberta Gibbons, District 57A DFL candidate, and Republican Anna Wills and Democrat Jeff Wilfahrt, who are seeking the District 57B House seat held by Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, and Greg Clausen, a Democrat who is seeking the District

Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley (left), Roberta Gibbons, DFL candidate for District 57A, and Greg Clausen, DFL candidate for District 57, debated education funding and early childhood and special education programs during a forum on Oct. 9 at Black Hawk Middle School in Eagan.

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Satire comes to Burnsville stage

The Blessing of the Animals was held Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rosemount.

Chameleon Theatre is offering a satire on the sordid inner workings of the American film industry with its staging of “Speed-The-Plow.” Page 9A

Animal blessing is ‘brrrilliant’


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Apple Valley firefighters attend to a mock victim during their emergency response training at the Burnsville Water Treatment Plant on Oct. 4. Responders from Burnsville, Savage, Dakota County, and Apple Valley arrived on the scene of a mock chemical release accident at the water treatment plant; the scenario simulated an event that caused numerous injuries and required decontamination of patients and transport to Fairview Ridges Hospital. More photos are at

New homes found for zoo’s dolphins Allie and Semo relocated out of state by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK

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The Minnesota Zoo’s two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Allie and Semo, have relocated to new homes in different parts of the country. Semo, age 48 and currently the oldest male bottlenose dolphin in human care, now resides at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California, while Allie, age 25, is at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. The zoo had to relocate its dolphins to allow for repairs to its saltwater-damaged, 15-year-old Discovery Bay building, zoo officials said. “We will miss Allie and Semo, but are excited to see them begin their new journeys,” said Diane Fusco, Minnesota Zoo marine mammal supervisor. “They are being provided with opportunities to develop new social relationships with other dolphins, and we know they’ll be kept

Target stores on Cedar Avenue and Pilot Knob Road. A woman is acThe criminal comcused of stealing plaint gives the folbaby formula from lowing account: an Apple Valley retail Target’s loss prevenstore and then selling tion department conit to pay for crack coRhiannon tacted Apple Valley caine. Ladue police in April to reRhiannon Lea port numerous thefts Ladue, 33, of Farmington, allegedly stole more in which Ladue was captured than $1,600 worth of Simi- on video surveillance stealing lac baby formula and other merchandise. Two incidents – on Jan. items between January and April of this year from the 30 and March 31 – at the SUN THISWEEK

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busy.” The Minnesota Zoo’s popular dolphin exhibit, which started in 1978, officially came to an end with the departure of Allie and Semo, and the zoo held open house events last Andrew Miller can be reached at andrew. month for visitors to come say good- or sunthisweek. bye to the dolphins.

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The near freezing temperature couldn’t hinder the spirits of people attending the St. Joseph Catholic Church Blessing of the Animals and Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Rosemount. Five deacons from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis helped bless scores of animals that included dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and a skunk. A contest awarded a $50 prize to the best dressed pet in baby attire. There was a $100 award for the most creative animal attire sported at the marathon. This was the first “marathon” event open to the school’s students, faith formation students and adults of the parish. It wasn’t actually a 26.2-mile road race, but rather a trip around the church and school building. Hope Rides ministry provided horse rides to young attendees. The DakoSee BLESSING, 6A

Police: Woman stole baby formula to pay for crack by Andrew Miller


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Allie, back right, swims with her dolphin friends at her new home at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.

Semo joins 14 other dolphins at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Allie, who is owned by the Chicago Zoological Society and had been on a breeding loan at the Minnesota Zoo since 2008, returns to the dolphin group at the Brookfield Zoo where she lived between 1995 and 2000. Private charter flights were used to transport Allie and Semo to their new homes. Both dolphins were accompanied by marine mammal experts and a veterinarian on their journeys. As for the Discovery Bay building at the Minnesota Zoo, repairs are expected to take at least a year, during which time the dolphin tank will remain empty. After repairs are completed, zoo officials say there will likely be a temporary exhibit of rays and fish in Discovery Bay until a larger exhibit can be funded and built.

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Target store at 15150 Cedar Ave. saw the theft of 44 cans of baby formula as well as diapers and other items; the merchandise was valued at approximately $715. In the other three incidents – on Jan. 30, April 1 and April 4 – at the Target store at 15560 Pilot Knob Road, Ladue allegedly stole 50 cans of baby formula, a baby swing and a clothes hamper with a total value of about $900. Police linked Ladue to

the thefts when it was determined she was the registered owner of a vehicle seen leaving the Target parking lot after one of the incidents. Ladue, who was charged Sept. 13 in district court with felony theft, told police that after she stole the baby formula she then sold it to someone who helped her get money for crack cocaine, the complaint said. Inver Grove Heights police arrested Ladue Aug. 22 on an unrelated charge, ac-

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cording to the Dakota County Jail website. Ladue is now serving a sentence for a probation violation in the Ramsey County Jail, with her release date for that offense set for Jan. 11 of next year. If convicted of the one count of felony theft, she faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Andrew Miller can be reached at or


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Rosemount Man charged with sexual abuse of Rosemount girl, 7 A man who allegedly molested a 7-year-old girl at the home of a Rosemount family where he was staying has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in district court. Ernest Henry Chouinard, 36, faces a penalty of up to 25 years in prison and $35,000 in fines if convicted of the felony-level charge. The criminal complaint gives the following account: A woman contacted Rosemount police Sept. 28 to report that Chouinard, a

friend who she had allowed to stay at her residence the last few days, had sexually abused her 7-year-old daughter the previous night. Police spoke with the girl, who stated that Chouinard came into her bedroom between 1 and 5 a.m., got into her bed, kissed her and placed his hand in her “private” area, according to the complaint. The girl’s aunt, who was also staying at the home, went to her niece’s room in the night after hearing Ch-

ouinard talking to the girl in “baby talk,” and hearing the girl say “get out” a couple of times. In the bedroom, the aunt observed Chouinard in the girl’s bed. Chouinard was arrested Sept. 29 by Rosemount police and booked into the Dakota County Jail, where he remained as of Monday afternoon. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 23 in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.

Rosemount Briefs Ribbon cutting set for Diamond Path trail A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the intersection of 145th Street West and Diamond Path to celebrate the completion of an extension to the pedestrian and biking trail along the east side of Diamond Path. The trail creates a one-mile route from County Road 42 to Connemara Trail that has long been envisioned in Rosemount’s “Trail and Sidewalk Improvement Plan.” The latest project, costing $425,000, was brought to completion with the help of a joint powers agreement with Dakota County, which contributed 55 percent of the funding. For more information, contact Phil Olson, assistant city engineer, (651) 322-2015.


Parks and rec programs Register for the following Rosemount Parks and Recreation programs online at, at the parks and recreation office, or call (651) 322-6000 for more information. • Friday Night Live, grades 6-8, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Halloween party, Rosemount Community Center. Cost: $2 or free with donation of two non-perishable food items. • Halloween Trail, preschool to middle

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school age children, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The trail will begin at the Park & Ride parking lot on Highway 3, wind its way through Central Park and exit on 145th Street. Volunteers will pass out candy; donations will be accepted at the trail entrance. Wear a Halloween costume and dress appropriately for the weather. • Stars, Planets and Stories, ages 3-1/2 to 6, 1 to 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 1-15, room 204, Rosemount Community Center. Learn about the solar system and constellations, create art projects, play games and more. Cost: $34. • Holiday Gift Making Camp, ages 5 to 11, Friday, Nov. 2, room 204, Rosemount Community Center. Decoupage a flower vase, paint a colorful canvas and make some ornaments. Cost: $41. • Breakfast With Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Rosemount Community Center. Continental-style breakfast provided by Twin C’s Catering, holiday crafts, games and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cost: $5. • Santa Letters: The Santa Letter form can be found online at under Special Events or at the parks and recreation office. Cost: $4 per letter. • Learn to Skate Lessons, Mondays, Nov. 5 to Dec. 17. Cost: $75. Classes are held at the Rosemount Ice Arena, 13885 S. Robert Trail.

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Businesses can hit home run St. Paul Saints owner to speak about his hits and strike outs by Tad Johnson

IN BRIEF “Tips for Small Business Success: Hitting a Home Run in Dakota County” workshop will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Rosemount Community Center. The free workshop is being organized by Dakota County Community Development Agency, Dakota County cities and chambers of commerce. Register by Oct. 18 online at www.dakotacda. org or call (651) 675-4432. The first 100 people to register will receive a copy of Veeck’s book.


In the event of a fire in the house, young Mike Veeck’s job was to grab a wooden box filled with napkins and matchbox covers and make sure he and it got out unharmed. Why were his parents so concerned about a bunch of napkins and the matchboxes? It was what was written on them. “Scribbled on them were the ideas that one day they were going to try,” said Veeck, who will be the keynote speaker during the “Tips for Small Business Success: Hitting a Home Run in Dakota County” workshop from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Rosemount Community Center. “They thought less in terms of money and ideas were revered in our house,” said Veeck, the son and grandson of legendary professional sports team owners. As one of nine children, Veeck said he was encouraged by his parents to not be afraid to fail. The president and owner of the St. Paul Saints baseball team has lived by that advice and will share his failures and successes during the workshop. For Veeck, who is the author of “Fun Is Good: How to Create Joy & Passion in

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Mike Veeck, owner and president of the St. Paul Saints, will speak Friday, Oct. 26, during the Hitting a Home Run workshop in Rosemount. Your Workplace & Career,” there’s nothing better than a good time. That is unless it involves too many explosives or mimes. Veeck said that failures make for much funnier stories and help people learn more about how to run a small business or be an entrepreneur. And it’s easier to learn from someone else’s mis-

takes. Veeck is well-known for his involvement in promoting the 1979 Disco Demolition Night when a crate full of disco records was detonated in Comiskey Park – home of the Chicago White Sox that his father owned at the time – and a near-riot ensued. He’s had some other strike outs in his time with the Saints, including having

mimes act out “instant replays,” but he says the club doesn’t sell out every game for nothing. “When you walk in to the park, the people who work there, they are having fun and games,” Veeck said on the phone from the airport this week. “When you see that, the people themselves start having fun, too.” The St. Paul Saints experience is equal part baseball

in nature that don’t require money to improve their revenues. Veeck is a highly sought after speaker for events like this because of his marketing strategies and what organizers tout as his engaging and entertaining style. In addition to talking about his business experience, Veeck also will provide information about the Saints’ expansion into Dakota County with the Sports Academy in Lakeville and an update on St. Paul’s regional ballpark – the future new home of amateur and Saints baseball. The event will include Craig Veurink, senior vice president and regional manager for US Bank Business Banking, talking about the business loan process, a panel discussion featuring local business owners and a resource fair. The free workshop is being organized by Dakota County Community Development Agency, Dakota County cities and chambers of commerce. Register by Oct. 18 online at or call (651) 675-4432. The first 100 people to register will receive a copy of Veeck’s book.

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Amendment 2 Photo identification required for voting Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote and to require the state to provide free identification to voters effective July 1, 2013?

Voting restrictions outweigh Voter ID requirement will the merits of photo ID be a benefit, not a burden This country is stronger when virtually every adult is empowered with their constitutional right to vote. Few restrictions should limit this right, and a change in those limits should only be made when it’s been demonstrated that the rights of the majority are in danger. There are two principles of a free election on which all should agree. Those who either are not citizens or who have lost their right to vote should not be voting. Every citizen regardless of economic physical condition, politics, religious belief, race, gender or age must be given an opportunity to vote. On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will vote on a significant change in voting rights – a constitutional amendment that would require a valid voter identification with a photograph of the individual voting. If passed, the amendment also says the state must issue photographic identification at no charge. A voter unable to provide a government-issued photograph identification would be permitted to cast a provisional ballot that can be counted only after lawful identification is provided. The Editorial Board of ECM Publishers Inc., heard presentations by two experts on both sides of this question. One representing opposition to the amendment was Mark Ritchie, secretary of state, and a chief proponent, Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, former secretary of state. After those presentations and some discussion, the board voted to oppose the voter ID amendment. Republicans who have proposed the amendment argue that strict voter ID laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud. The editorial board’s primary reason for opposing the amendment is lack of evidence of voter fraud and voter impersonation in Minnesota elections. According to an exhaustive search and analysis of voter fraud by the Carnegie-Knight’s “News21” program, there have been 10 cases of voter fraud and no cases of voter impersonation in Minnesota since the year 2000.

ECM Editorial Proponents of the amendment point to 6,200 people who voted in an election whose addresses could not be traced. The inability of following up on the addresses for 6,200 out of two to three million voters is not proof of voter fraud and much less conclusive proof that the constitution should be amended. County officials are concerned that passage of the voter ID amendment alone would cost local, county and state governments millions of extra dollars. Some experts believe that voter photo ID would make it more difficult for poor people and minorities to vote. Proponents counter that the amendment would strengthen the integrity of the voting system and guarantee that the one voting is the one in the photograph, eliminating voter impersonation. The News 21 study, however, showed that of 146 million registered voters in the United States in elections since the year 2000, there were 10 cases of voter impersonation. The editorial board also noted that Minnesota consistently is a leader in voter turnout, in part because it has same-day voter registration that would be eliminated in favor of provisional voting, which some experts believe could reduce the number of voters, drive up the cost of elections and delay the outcome. The editorial board also stressed that the mechanics of conducting an election should be handled in the Legislature and not by amending the constitution, which was written to protect voter freedom. In the final analysis, the empowerment of every citizen to cast a ballot outweighs the prevention of perceived but unproven voter fraud. This is a product of the ECM Editorial Board. Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM Publishers Inc.

Letters to the editor policy Sun Thisweek welcomes letters to the editor. Submitted letters must be no more than 350 words. All letters must have the author’s phone number and address for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be accepted. Letters reflect the opinion of the author only. Sun Thisweek reserves the right to edit all letters. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publication.

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Opponents of Photo ID claim there is “no problem.” But, how could you possibly know that 2.8 million voters are who they say they are without a photo ID requirement? From the 2008 presidential election, we have over 6,200 ballots out of 23,000 cast by voters who still cannot be found. How do you prosecute a voter or find out if their vote is eligible if you cannot find them? It is too late to remove their ballot and somehow the rest of us are expected to just believe they were all eligible. That just doesn’t make sense when a simple solution like photo ID exists. Minnesota is the 34th state to propose strengthening the integrity of the voting process using an ID requirement, 17 of which require the voter’s photo and several countries around the world, including Canada and Mexico, employ some form of voting identification. Minnesota’s vouching system is one of only two states that use it and not used anywhere else in the world! Opponents of photo ID say that previous recounts have gone smoothly so – all must be well. But recounting ballots is at the end of the process and by state law cannot account for fraudulent voters. Counting ballots accurately that never should have been in the ballot box to begin with, is not a measure of a good election system. The photo ID amendment would require a voter to show a government-issued valid form of photo identification, something that at least 98 percent of registered Minnesota voters already have. This proof of identification would include a state ID, a driver’s license, a U.S. passport, a U.S. military identification card or a tribal ID card. For those select few who do not already possess a valid government issued ID, the amendment also includes a provision requiring the state to make state-issued photo IDs available to the public, free of charge. Current constitutional voting eligibility requirements gives citizens the right to vote if eligible. A voter must be 18 or older on Election Day, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days. Felons without rights being restored or under guardianship also do not have the right to vote. There is nowhere else in society today, including union elections and the Democratic National Convention, that operates

without an ID requirement. So why would we not take something as valuable as a ballot, which controls the future of our government, just as seriously? Furthermore, there is nothing in this amendment that requires any local government spending above what is currently spent today running elections as they usually do. Mail balloting, absentee voting and same day registration in Minnesota will continue if voters approve the amendment this November. There is not one word in the amendment that would eliminate these methods of voting. The current Minnesota absentee ballot already asks for a form of eligibility verification through a driver’s license number or social security number. The only difference is that, as with military and overseas absentee ballots, these boxes would become a requirement not optional as now. Mail balloting, under the amendment, would allow for a voter to provide a witness signature to confirm that the voter presented a valid form of identification. If a voter forgets to bring an ID, they would cast a provisional ballot, which 44 other states use to ensure every single voter can vote. They will have time to verify their identity with a local election official (including any city, township or county office) between Election Day and the official certification of the election seven days later. Then results will be included in the official tally. In similar sized states as Minnesota, provisional ballots account for on average of approximately 1.5 ballots per precinct not the outrageous number claimed by opponents. Armed Forces deployed overseas would most certainly be able to vote if the amendment passes. These voters are protected federally under the MOVE Act and UOCAV Act and thus are not affected by state laws or constitution. With this constitutional photo ID amendment, our election system will continue to be easy to vote while using a photo ID will make it harder to cheat! Mary Kiffmeyer is a Minnesota state representative (R-Big Lake) and a former secretary of state. She was the chief author on the photo ID constitutional amendment bill. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Hall has the experience To the editor: Pat Hall, Senate candidate in District 57 (Apple Valley/Rosemount) is a new face in the political arena, and desires to serve the legislative area that I was honored to represent for 24 years. I encourage you to support Hall in his election effort. I knew him when he was my constituent and now I have had the privilege to visit with him as he seeks your vote. I believe Hall and I agree on many of the principles that guided me in representing your interests at the State Capitol. He understands that the “power is in the people,” and with “patience and persistence” he can serve your legislative district and all of Minnesota well. He wants to be a consensus builder

and has excellent training and background in conflict resolution. So, I believe Dr. Pat Hall has the experience, people skills, work ethic and background to serve Senate District 57 honorably and to the best of his ability. Although I am now retired and live in rural Minnesota, I care deeply about my Rosemount and Apple Valley neighbors and businesses. I encourage you to vote for Pat Hall to be your next senator. DENNIS OZMENT State representative, retired Apple Valley-Rosemount

Stealing signs To the editor: We are in the midst of the most important seasons in our government. Soon we will be making impor-

tant choices about who will govern us and in Minnesota choices about changes to our state constitution. The beauty of the season is we have the freedom to voice opposing opinions without fear of retaliation by those who oppose us. We are protected by a constitution that upholds our freedom to bring our principles and moral convictions into the public arena. With that backdrop, we have placed lawn signs in our yard in support of our beliefs. We had been warned to take in our lawn sign regarding the marriage amendment each night so it would not be stolen. We could not believe when we came out one day last week to find our sign gone. Sometime from when we had placed it outside in the morning to late afternoon, the sign had been stolen. A

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small thing to some but to us a sign of the disrespect from those who do not agree with us. Civility needs to be an essential part of all politics. Next time please leave the sign where it is and instead knock on my door so we might respectfully discuss our differing stands with each other. PAT FLYNN Burnsville

Mack deserves re-election To the editor: In a letter to the editor published in the Sept. 21 edition of Sun Thisweek, Nika Davies undertook to unjustifiably criticize Rep. Tara Mack for her votes on various bills and argued that she should be replaced by Roberta Gibbons, an inexperienced, but obviously another tax-and-spend liberal out to confiscate more tax money from Dakota County residents for further funding DFL causes. We should be thankful that we have a state representative willing to exhibit necessary fiscal restraint. Davies leveled criticism at the fact that Mack voted in favor of the Cedar Avenue bus rapid transit over a much more costly and less flexible light right system. Minnesota taxpayers have already been saddled with the need to heavily subsidize the Hiawatha and Central Corridor light rail lines. The Cedar Avenue BRT system is a significantly less expen-

sive alternative that will act as a feeder to the Hiawatha line to increase ridership and, hopefully, decrease its current level of government subsidy needed to maintain service between the Mall of America and downtown Minneapolis. Davies then cites Carrie Lucking, the executive director of Alliance for a Better Minnesota, a DFL organization dedicated to placing as many DFLers in public office as it can, for her wholly biased and negative analysis of Mack’s voting record. It’s a safe bet that the state DFL Party chair would also offer criticism. Mack has served her constituents well during her years of dedicated public service and has earned and deserves re-election for her efforts to curb runaway government spending at the local level. THOMAS NIKOLAI Apple Valley

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taxpayers.” I don’t really understand what that means but it sounds to me that he probably “took the pledge.” You know the pledge that “No new taxes – no matter what.” That does not impress me in fact it does just the opposite. There are times that we must pay taxes but the important thing is that they get spent wisely. I am not sure that the taxpayers’ best friend is the guy that I want running our local budget. I have known Vicki Swanson for a number of years and I feel that she would do a good job representing us at the county level. Swanson will get my vote. BOB BROWN Apple Valley

Archbishop is correct To the editor: Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt is biblically correct in supporting marriage between men and women. Nienstedt made it clear that marriage is best for children with a husband and wife. Scripture is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. God has ordained it so. This is why same-sex marriage can never be put on an equal plane as traditional opposite gender marriage. For pastors marrying same-sex couples, they will have to answer to God.

To the editor: Many folks are not even aware that there is a vote for county commissioner coming up in November. This is a nonpartisan job and really ought to be kept that way. Apparently Kevin Ecker doesn’t know this. He wrote in the Sept. 28 Sun Thisweek how great Chris Gerlach is. He euphemized that he was one of the two state senators that was vot- KEVIN McCARNEY ed as the “Best friend of the Lakeville

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Tax system is unbalanced three-legged stool


State Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans says reforms are needed by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK

Those who sit on one of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans’ three-legged stools will topple off. Frans brought his brightly painted symbols of the state tax system to the Met Council last month as part of Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration initiative on tax reform. In the past months, Frans has traveled the state talking taxes, listening to the public and government officials. The three-legged stools — now marked with various signatures — serve to illustrate the three streams of tax revenue — income, property tax, sales taxes — flowing into state coffers. The legs on the stool representing the tax streams in 1999 are about equal length, as the tax generators were more or less equal at that time. But the legs on the stool representing the 2010 tax streams provides an unstable platform as they have diverged. “I broke it once,” Frans said of the unbalanced stool. “I’ve been told not break it again.” The uneven revenue flow is only one foible in the state’s current tax system. He said there’s no magic formula but a balance is preferable. There’s a need for better transparency, Frans said. Frans considers Minnesota’s property tax system the most complex in the United States. Things aren’t a lot better when it comes to the income tax, he explained. The number of adjustments on the individual income tax form

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Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans holds up a three-legged stool representing the state’s three tax revenue streams. has jumped from nine to 50 since 1987. Beyond this, the commissioner spoke of “hidden spending” — tax credits, exemptions, deeply embedded in state tax code — automatically siphoning billions out of the tax revenue stream. Out of the annual state tax revenue of $27 billion in 2010, only $16 billion remained after the hidden spending. Venturing into politically hotter ground, Frans, citing revenue department tax incidence study data, said the state’s effective tax rate favors the wealthy in terms of percent of income paid to taxes. The top 10 percent of Minne-

sota earners pays almost 17 percent less than the remaining 90 percent of wage earners in terms of percentage of income paid to taxes. More specifically, middle income households — those earning between $41,000 to $53,000 — pay about 12.3 percent of their income to state and local taxes. By contrast, the top 1 percent, those earning more than $429,000 annually, pay 9.7 percent of their income to taxes. This has not escaped notice. One of the most repeated slogans of Democrat Dayton’s gubernatorial campaign was “tax the rich.”

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The following activities are sponsored by the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department and the Rosemount Area Seniors. For more information, call the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department at (651) 322-6000. Monday, Oct. 15 – Bridge, 9 a.m., Do Drop Inn; 500, 1 p.m., DDI. Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Cof-

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Michael and Cheryl Brown of Meridian, Idaho announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Ann Brown to Daniel Jay Berthe of Eden Prairie, MN. The groom is the son of Jay and Jeanie Berthe of Apple Valley, MN and Kathy and Steve Sakalos of Eden Prairie, MN. Jessica is a graduate of The Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology. She is self-employed. Daniel is a graduate of North Dakota State University and is employed by Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc. as a Civil Engineer. The wedding is January 26, 2013 in Boise, ID.

Andrew Krech, son of Paul and Carolyn Krech of Lakeville, married his college sweetheart, Kelly Anderson, daughter of Marcia Haiart and Warren Anderson in an outdoor wedding on North Gull Lake July 14, 2012. Andrew is a 2004 graduate of LHS and Kelly graduated from Pequot Lakes HS in 2005. They both graduated from Gustavus. Andrew is working for 3M and Kelly is working at Regions hospital. They live in SE Minneapolis.

ta County Sheriff’s mounted patrol also brought its horses. A petting zoo with exotic animals that could stand the cold, included a llama that didn’t seem to mind the cold. “It actually really was a really fun time,” said Father Paul Jarvis in an email. “I will forever have the mass ‘Chicken Dance’ etched in my memory.” People can see it at watch?v=vdFIXsrjkXI. Jarvis thanked organizers of the event Laurie Dahlbeck, Bridget Samson and Jan Holmes. More photos are at More information is at


fee, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rosemount Cub; Bid Euchre, 9 a.m., DDI; Crafts, 1 p.m., DDI. Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Water Color Painting, 9 a.m., DDI; Velvet Tones, 10 a.m., Apple Valley Senior Center; Hand and Foot, 1 p.m., DDI. Thursday, Oct. 18 – Cribbage, 1 p.m., DDI. Friday, Oct. 19 – Euchre, 9 a.m., DDI; Bowling, 1

p.m., Apple Place in Apple Valley; Euchre Tournament, 7 p.m., Rosemount Community Center. • “Christmas on the Ranch” at the Plymouth Playhouse, Wednesday, Nov. 14. Holiday buffet lunch of roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, Jello, bread and dessert provided in addition to the performance. Cost: $50, includes trans-

portation, lunch and performance. The bus will leave the RCC at 10:15 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Registration deadline: Oct. 22. The Rosemount Area Seniors “Do Drop Inn” is open to senior citizens 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The room is located in the Rosemount Community Center and allows seniors a place to stop by and socialize during the week.

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Vollie Heitkamp, of Hope Rides, and Father Paul Jarvis were all smiles during the Blessing Tad Johnson can be reached of the Animals on Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rosemount. All at kinds of animals were brought to the blessing. People also were able to participate in a or “marathon” around the church and school property.

Theresa Rogalla Stunkel Beissel Age 49, of Prior Lake passed on September 29th, 2012 from AML Leukemia. She was a Lakeville 1st grade teacher at Oak Hills Elementary. She was a local watercolor artist and enjoyed painting everything from barns to her children. She was happily married to her soul mate, Dave Beissel, for 8 short years. They enjoyed traveling all over together. She was survived by Dave; her three children, Victoria Stunkel, Kailey Otting, and Tyler Stunkel; sister Tracy Anderson, and brother Tom Rogalla; and her parents Bob and Dorothy Rogalla. She passed peacefully surrounded by family in her home. We would like to invite her students, family, and friends to services at Hosanna! Lutheran Church in Lakeville on Saturday October 6th, 2012. Visitation is at 10AM, funeral at 11AM. A luncheon, provided by the family, will follow.

Keith H. Warnke Age 58 of Farmington passed away on October 5, 2012. Preceded in death by wife Beth. Survived by children Jason (Sheilla) and Marc (Kathy) Warnke; 5 granddaughters; parents Kermit and Murielle Warnke; sisters Lynette (Fred) Cook, Laurie Groff and Julie (Neil) Seledic; brother Wayne ( fiancée Cathy Vorwald) Warnke; Memorial Service was held 11AM Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Rich Valley, 14385 Blaine Ave. Rosemount, MN. Gathering of family and friends was one hour prior to service at church. Interment, Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN. White Funeral Home Farmington 651-463-7374

Allison D. Shaw Age 16, of Lakeville passed away October 2, 2012 at home with love and support from her family and friends and the attentive care of Dr. Tim Anderson. Allison loved life and spread her joy and passion to all with her warm communication skills and vibrant smile. Her calm demeanor belied her fierce will and ability to overcome the harshest of medical issues. She was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and had a heart transplant at the age of three months. She survived a stroke and finally came home eighteen months after birth with a six months life expectancy. That was in 1996. Allison loved school and adored her classmates. Allison enjoyed playing all adaptive sports, Miracle League baseball, and recently flew out to California and met her favorite group Big Time Rush. Allison loved fire trucks and was extremely proud of being an honorary member of the Lakeville Fire department. Our special needs angel taught us how to live. The privilege was ours. Allison is eternally loved and will be forever missed. Allison is survived by her mom, Valerie; father, Tim; brother, Zachary and twin sister Alexandra. She is also survived by her loving grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. The Funeral service was held, 11AM Monday, October 8, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8250 202nd St. W., Lakeville, visitation from 4-7PM Sunday, October 7th at W h it e Fu n e ra l H o m e, 2 0 1 3 4 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville. (952-469-2723) and 1 hr. prior to service at church. In lieu of flowers memorials will be donated to the Miracle League of Lakeville and the Make-A-Wish foundation of Minnesota. On line condolences at

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Rosemount High School students (from left) Alexa Monn, Delaney Wier and Meghan Mason Swain, Jake Speikers and Cuong Duong rehearse Tuesday for the Eastview High Olson rehearse for the fall play “Crimes of the Heart,” which will be presented at 7 p.m. School theater department’s production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors.” The play directed by Oct. 12 and 13 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize, Beth Henley’s play Rob Rachow runs Oct. 12-14 in the school’s Performing Arts Center. More photos are at is set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Their troubles are aired in a grave but comedic style through the three sisters and their silly acquaintances. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. Order tickets by going online at www. Open houses set or call (651) 683-6969 ext. 37540. Photo by Rick Orndorf

Marching bands place first, third in South Dakota The Rosemount High School marching band captured first place and was named field grand champion at the Festival of Bands field competition Oct. 6 in Sioux Falls, S.D. The band’s color guard and horn line also won honors.

The Eastview High School marching band placed third in the event. The bands will next compete at the Youth in Music Marching Band Championships on Oct. 13 at the Metrodome.

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Visitation School, 2455 Visitation Drive, Mendota Heights, will host three open houses: Upper School (9-12), 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Lower School (preschool to grade 5), 10 a.m. Nov. 3. Middle School (6-8), 2 p.m. Nov. 3. More information at www.

Group seeks input on school funding reform Members of the Minnesota Education Finance Work Group will hold a listening session at Falcon Ridge Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, to present their recommendations on how to reform the way schools are

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tion to be a member of the work group, which began meeting last year. The listening session will be held in the lower-level multi-purpose room at Falcon Ridge, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, (park in back).

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(60 and older), $5 children (312), free for under 3. Sons of Norway South of the River open house at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Lakeville Heritage Center. Ebenezer Ridges 5K Fun Information: Polly at (612) 419Run/Walk, 13820 Community 1789 or Drive, Burnsville. 8:30 a.m. check-in, 9:30 a.m. race. Infor- Sunday, Oct. 14 mation: (952) 898-8400. Free practice ACT test, Run with Me 1 Mile and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan 5K Family Run/Walk, 9 a.m. to Learning, 170 Cobblestone noon, Shannon Park Elementa- Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calcury School. Cost: $30 per family, lator. Reservations: (952) 435$15 for additional team member. 6603. To receive test results, Includes refreshments, family parents must be present at a activities, and a Health Expo. follow-up appointment. Information: https://district196. Fall Foliage Frolic sored by Friends of the Eagan youth-fall-2012/run-with-me-1- Core Greenway, 1 p.m., Patrick mile-and-5k-family-run-walk. Eagan Park. Meet at the pavilSingle Moms Oil Change, ion behind the Eagan Art House 10 a.m. to noon in the park- for a fall nature hike through the ing lot at Spirit of Joy Christian park. Light refreshments to folChurch, 7570 210th St. W., low. Information: Val Jackson Lakeville. Free. at (651) 470-2687, www.eaganEagan Fire Prevention open house, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. I’ll Carry You With Me: A at the Fire Safety Center, 1101 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Station Trail (Yankee Doodle Remembrance Event, 5 to 7 and Wescott Woodlands roads). p.m. at Forest Heights Park, 407 Live demonstrations. Hot dogs, Oakland Lane, Burnsville. Any snacks and beverages available family who has suffered the loss for purchase. Information: (651) of a baby due to miscarriage, ec675-5900, www.cityofeagan. topic pregnancy, stillbirth, neocom. natal death, or SIDS is invited to Ham dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., participate. RSVP and informaFaith Methodist Church, 710 tion: Eighth St., Farmington. Cost: events/278268165608632/. $12 adults (12-59), $10 seniors

Tuesday, Oct. 16 Travel Series: Sweden, 7 p.m. at Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Hosted by Friends of the Heritage Library. Information: (952) 8910360. Thursday, Oct. 18 “Improving Your Genealogical Detective Skills by Using Census Records,â€? 7 p.m. at the Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Free. Information: Dick Thill, (651) 248-9251. Wednesday, Oct. 24 How to Get Into College, Pay for It – Without Unmanageable Debt, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lakeville South High School, 21135 Jacquard Ave., Lakeville. Cost: $19. Registration required. Contact: Lakeville Community Education, (952) 232 2150. Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. • Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 E. County Road 42, Burnsville.






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Thisweekend ‘Speed-The-Plow’ comes to Burnsville stage Chameleon Theatre Circle presents classic David Mamet play Oct. 12-21 by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK

Chameleon Theatre Circle is offering a satire on the sordid inner workings of the American film business with its presentation of “SpeedThe-Plow� this month at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. The classic David Mamet play will be presented Oct. 12-21 in the Burnsville venue’s Black Box Theatre. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1988 with a cast that included Joe Mantegna and Madonna, centers on a Hollywood producer forced to choose between corporate and personal val-

ues as he decides which film to pitch to his studio’s chief. Theater fans won’t be disappointed by the high-octane, Tony Award-nominated David Mamet script, according to director Barbe Marshall. “The Mamet-speak – it’s a heightened poetry that’s realistic to the way we talk,� she said. “The script is really explosive and stunningly honest. In 80 minutes you go on this huge, beautiful rollercoaster ride.� The three-member cast of “Speed-The-Plow� includes Garrick Dietze, Sean Dooley and Nicole Bachman. Show times for “Speed-

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Down 26-0, Eastview rallies to beat Eagles

by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

For a half, Eastview played as if it wanted nothing to do with the new trophy created for its football game against Apple Valley. But once the game was over, and after seemingly every Lightning player had his picture taken with the trophy, it became clear just how much it meant. When Apple Valley mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and School District 196 superintendent Jane Berenz handed the Apple trophy to Eastview’s players following their 29-26 victory Friday night, it signaled that the reboot of the football rivalry had succeeded as the Lightning celebrated like it was a playoff trophy. Coaches, administrators and boosters at both schools had spent months trying to cast the rivalry as one that was spirited on the field and respectful off it. The teams gathered for a barbecue dinner earlier in the week and the schools combined to raise $5,500 for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. “It was a great week. That’s easy for us to say because we won,” Eastview coach Kelly Sherwin said. “But both schools should be proud. It’s nice to be part of something that goes beyond football.” As for the game, it came close to filling the stands at Apple Valley High School on a cold, windy night. Apple Valley raced to a 26-0 lead early in the third quarter, only to watch Eastview score the game’s last four touchdowns and final 29 points. The four touchdowns in less than 11 minutes completed what Sherwin said is probably the biggest comeback in Eastview football history. A 28-yard interception return by junior defensive back Jahkye McClarron with 10:59 remaining put the Lightning in the lead. It was a turnaround in all phases for Eastview, not just on the scoreboard. The

Lightning helped put itself in a 20-0 hole at halftime with three lost fumbles, a 5-yard punt and penalties on three consecutive plays during Apple Valley’s first scoring drive. The deficit grew to 26-0 when Apple Valley’s Dom McDew-Stauffer broke loose for a 70-yard touchdown run on the second play of the third quarter. At that point, few were anticipating a Lightning rally, except Eastview’s players and coaches, apparently. Henry McIsaac caught a short pass from quarterback Mark Dwyer, eluded a couple of tacklers and sprinted for a 58-yard touchdown for Eastview’s first score. “The only thing I was thinking about was, ‘Please, don’t catch me from behind,’ ” said McIsaac, a wide grin spreading across his face. “But when we got into the huddle (for the conversion attempt) we knew we were still in the game. We were telling each other, ‘One (touchdown) down, four to go.’” With Apple Valley failing to add conversions after two of its scores, it turned out that Eastview needed only three more touchdowns to take the lead. Dwyer threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Ben Oberfeld about midway through the third quarter. Just before the third quarter ended, sophomore running back Will Rains scored on a 6-yard run. The power running of Rains, who rushed 37 times for 186 yards, was instrumental in Eastview’s second-half takeover. Early in the fourth quarter, Apple Valley faced third and 16 at its 11-yard line. Quarterback Tommy Singer targeted a receiver near the sideline and just beyond the first-down stake. But the intended receiver slipped and fell. McClarron remained upright, grabbed the ball and returned it for the go-ahead touchdown. Apple Valley moved the ball into Eastview’s side of the field twice more, but each time lost the ball on downs.

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Eastview running back Will Rains picks up some yardage Friday night at Apple Valley. The sophomore rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the Lightning’s 29-26 victory. “Hats off to our defense,” Sherwin said. “We put them in some bad situations in the first half, but they never broke. They held Apple Valley to some threeand-outs in the second half and scored a touchdown.” Apple Valley scored on its first two possessions. McDew-Stauffer pushed it over from the 1 after a short punt gave the Eagles the ball at the Eastview 35. Moments later, the Eagles’ David Johnson recovered a fumble at the Eastview 29. Johnson went in on offense a few plays after that and scored on a 4-yard run. It was 20-0 in the second quarter after Singer connected with Joey Skora on a 38-yard touchdown pass on fourth and eight. McDew-Stauffer rushed for 111 yards and Skora had 88 receiving yards, but the Eagles, who were using several players on both offense and defense, couldn’t hold on. “The coaches always tell us about how games are won in the weight room,” McIsaac said, “and I think we were the more physical team tonight.” By the time the night

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Eastview defenders Billy Beiseker (23) and Max Kane converge on Apple Valley receiver Dustin Fronk during Friday’s South Suburban Conference football game won by the Lightning 29-26. ended, each team was 4-2 overall and chasing South Suburban Conference leaders Lakeville North and Prior Lake. The leaders were 4-1 in league play, while Apple Valley is 4-2 in the conference and Eastview is 3-2. Eastview closes its regular season with road games

at Prior Lake Friday and Bloomington Kennedy Wednesday. Apple Valley is on the road at Burnsville on Friday and plays at Eagan on Wednesday. While the record shows it’s Eastview’s fifth consecutive victory over Apple Valley, Friday’s game also signified that it’s a football

rivalry again. “Apple Valley has a lot of good, young players,” Sherwin said. “I think they’re back.” Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. or

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Rosemount fans undoubtedly noticed a quarterback change at the start of Friday’s football game at Lakeville South, but by the end the Irish’s defense took the spotlight. The Irish held the Cougars to 193 yards and seven first downs in a 12-0 victory at Lakeville South. “It was the closest we have gotten to playing a complete game,” coach Jeff Erdmann said. Rosemount, 3-3 overall and winners of three of its last four games, will try to move above .500 for the first time this season when it plays host to Bloomington Jefferson at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Lakeville South (2-4) has run hot and cold on offense all season. The Cougars put up 49 points against South Suburban Conference coleader Prior Lake in the second week of the season, but has been shut out in two of its last four games. Last week, they committed four turnovers (three fumbles and an interception) and had the ball only 17 minutes, 36 seconds. South moved inside the Rosemount 30-yard line twice in the first half but lost the ball on turnovers both times. “We did a nice job for the most part with being in the spots we were supposed to be,” Erdmann said. “We have struggled with executing alignment and assignment over the year and we have made nice improvements in that area.” Rosemount sophomore quarterback Jackson Erd-

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Rosemount sophomore Jackson Erdmann, making his first varsity start at quarterback, pitches the ball to a running back last week at Lakeville South. mann, making his first varsity start, ran for one touchdown and threw for another. The touchdown pass went to the Irish’s previous starting quarterback, Sean Kalinowski, who played wide receiver against Lakeville South. In the third quarter, Rosemount sophomore Dimitri Williams returned a punt 41 yards to the Lakeville South 9-yard line. Three plays later, Jackson Erdmann scored on a 1-yard run. The Irish used up 7:28 in the third and fourth quarters on a 14-play, 86yard drive that resulted in their second score. Jack-

son Erdmann completed three passes to Kalinowski for 38 yards on the drive, the last of which went for 9 yards and a touchdown. Lakeville South was penalized twice for pass interference on third-down plays to help Rosemount sustain the drive. Defensive lineman Brian Rogers had six tackles for Rosemount. Linebackers Craig Szymanski and Andrew Dawson had five tackles apiece, and Dawson intercepted a pass. Jackson Erdmann completed nine of 10 passes for 89 yards and rushed 17 times for 49 yards. Kalin-

owski had four catches for 55 yards. Trent Woodcock (21 carries, 66 yards) and Williams (11 carries, 55 yards) led the Irish in rushing yardage. Rosemount, 3-2 in the South Suburban, has only a slight chance of winning the conference, but the Irish still can have an effect on the race. They play at conference co-leader Lakeville North in their final regularseason game at 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. or

Eagan and its No. 1 runner, Danielle Anderson, are big favorites at the South Suburban Conference cross country championships on Friday. The Eagan girls took over the top spot in the state Class AA rankings earlier this season and have not lost to a team from Minnesota. They have won every meet they’ve entered except the Roy Griak Invitational, where they finished third behind teams from Illinois and California. Anderson will defend her conference girls individual championship in Friday’s race, which begins at 4:40 p.m. at Eagan High School. Her main competition is likely to include Lakeville South’s Kaytlyn Larson, Burnsville’s Vivian Hett, Lakeville North’s Taylor Perkins and Rosemount’s Hannah Grim. Several of Anderson’s Eagan teammates, including Raissa Hansen and Anna Van Wyk, also could be near the front of the pack. Defending SSC champion and sixth-ranked Lakeville South is the team most likely to pursue Eagan for the conference title. Rosemount, at No. 8 in Class AA, is the highestranked boys team in the South Suburban meet. The Irish are defending champions in the boys race that

starts at 4:10 p.m. Eastview is ranked 12th in the state. Eastview senior Nick Oelke finished fifth at the conference meet in 2011; the runners who finished ahead of him have either graduated or moved out of state. Trevor Capra of Rosemount and Burnsville’s Faysal Mahmoud are among other contenders for the boys individual title.

True Team sections True Team section girls swimming meets will take place Saturday, with winners and wild-card teams moving on to the True Team state meet Oct. 20 at the University of Minnesota. Apple Valley, Eastview, Lakeville North and Lakeville South will swim in the Section 2AA meet at 1 p.m. at Kenwood Trail Middle School in Lakeville. The diving competition will be 10 a.m. at McGuire Middle School, also in Lakeville. Rosemount will defend its Section 3AA True Team championship at 1 p.m. at Rosemount Middle School. The Irish lead the South Suburban Conference dual meet standings and are ranked eighth in Class AA. Eagan also will compete in the Section 3AA True Team meet.

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Eagan appears to be saving its best volleyball for South Suburban Conference matches, which could bode well for the Wildcats because their toughest match of the regular season likely is coming up next week. By defeating Eastview 25-12, 25-11, 25-23 on Tuesday night, Eagan clinched at least a share of the conference championship for the second consecutive year. Not only are the Wildcats undefeated (8-0) in conference play, they have yet to drop a set against an SSC opponent. “This is a very competitive team, and when they step out on the floor there aren’t many weaknesses,” Eagan coach Kathy GillenMelville said. But, she added, “there are always things we can work on.” Eagan has a week to prepare for its final SSC match at home against No. 1-ranked Lakeville North at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Eagan High School. Lakeville North is 7-1 in league play and can tie for the championship by beating Eagan. Burnsville (7-1) also can tie for the title with a victory in its final SSC match and an Eagan loss. Lakeville North is 23-1 overall, and its only loss is on paper. The Panthers were on their way to a victory over Burnsville on Sept. 20 when they inadvertently used a player in her sixth set of the night, counting varsity and junior varsity matches. That’s one more set than Minnesota State High School League bylaws allow, and North had to forfeit the varsity match. Eagan, 18-2 overall and ranked sixth in Class 3A, suffered both of its losses in the Eagle Invitational in Apple Valley. At that time the Wildcats were missing their star player, junior outside hitter Taylr McNeil, who was out with a concussion after being struck on

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Apple Valley’s Julia Lam (10) and Rosemount’s Jordan Hill go after the ball during a Section 3AA girls soccer quarterfinal game Tuesday at Johnny Cake Ridge Park. Apple Valley won 3-0 and played No. 1 seed Eastview in the semifinals Thursday, after this edition Photo by Mike Shaughnessy went to press. Eagan and Park of Cottage Grove met in the other semifinal. The winners Eastview’s Payton De La Cruz tries to hit the ball past will play for the section championship Oct. 16 at Park of Cottage Grove. a couple of Eagan blockers during a South Suburban Conference volleyball match Tuesday night. the side of the head by a ent from the first day of ball during practice. volleyball season that the McNeil said she is Eagan-Lakeville North The annual Eastview Clinic days at Highland, 18. Walk-in sign-ups will be healthy again, which means match could decide the opponents might want to conference championship, Lightning Wrestling Clinic Greenleaf and Oak Ridge accepted on clinic days. The watch their heads. She put Gillen-Melville said the for students in grades Kin- elementary schools will be clinic is limited to the first down 15 kills in the three Wildcats avoided focusing dergarden through fifth Oct. 23 and 25. The final 100 participants. Registrations for the games against Eastview on on it until the day after they grame will be held later this day for all clinic particimonth. pants will be the “Wrestle Eastview Athletic AssociaTuesday night. played Eastview. There will be three ses- Mania” event Oct. 30 at tion wrestling program also The Wildcats made Eastview, which dropped will be taken at the clinic. it look surprisingly easy to 5-3 in conference play, sions. The first two clinic Eastview High School. days are the week of Oct. 22 Eastview High School A copy of the clinic flyer against an Eastview team got seven kills from outside that is 14-7 and was just hitter Brie Orr, an eighth- at the elementary schools varsity coaches and wres- is available at www.evaasoutside the top 10 in the grader. The Lightning that feed Eastview High tlers will be clinicians. Par- For more inforstate Class 3A rankings. played at fourth-ranked School. Diamond Path ticipants will be grouped by mation, contact Travis Lee at travis.lee@district196. “We expected a hard Wayzata on Thursday and and Thomas Lake elemen- age, weight and ability. tary schools will have their Advance registrations org. match,” McNeil said. will hold its annual tourna“Eastview has a good team ment Friday and Saturday clinic days Oct. 22 and 25. will be accepted until Oct. with good players. Their at the Eastview High School coach (Becky Egan) knows gym. NOTEBOOK, from 10A and Burnsville, currently ranked second in Class 2A. what she’s doing. Blaine and Eden Praitied for second place in the Both tournaments begin “But I think we’re re- rie, the second- and third- will hold volleyball tourna- South Suburban Confer- at 5 p.m. Friday and run ally coming together. All of ranked teams in Class 3A, ments this weekend. ence. through Saturday afterthe girls who hadn’t played are in the field at Eastview’s The October Classic The field at Eastview’s noon. varsity before this season tournament. at Apple Valley will have tournament includes are playing really well now. Chanhassen, the eighth- Blaine and Eden Prairie, Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. We’re moving up and up Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. ranked team in Class the second- and third- or and up.” or 3A; Kasson-Mantorville, ranked teams in Class 3A, Although it was appar- ranked third in Class 2A; and Stewartville, which is


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Athen accounted for 195 yards (rushing & receiving) and 2 touchdowns in a Tigers Homecoming win against Chaska. Athen also rushed for 74 yards on 14 carries against Chanhassen. Athen has been instrumental as a runner and receiver in the Tigers 5-1 start to the season.

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57 Senate seat held by Chris Gerlach, R-Apple Valley. Pat Hall, the Republican candidate for District 57, didn’t attend the forum. The event also included legislative candidates for District 51, which represents Eagan and Burnsville.

Funding shifts From the beginning, Republicans and Democrats couldn’t agree on whether education is adequately funded in Minnesota. Republicans said they believe education is adequately funded in Minnesota, while Democrats insisted that the state underfunds its schools. Wilfahrt disagreed saying that the state has failed to keep pace with inflation when funding education. As an example, Wilfahrt pointed to recent shifts in funding, which he noted has caused school districts to rely more heavily on borrowing and property tax levy referendums. Although District 196 didn’t seek a referendum this year, it did borrow $15 million to balance its budget. According to the Minnesota Department of Education, the state owed Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan School District $78.7 million, Burnsville-EaganSavage $28.2 million and West St. Paul-Mendota-Eagan $12.7 million as of June 2012. “The shift has become bad policy,” Wilfahrt said. Gibbons echoed Wilfahrt’s sentiments. “When we have a welleducated workforce, we send kids to good-paying jobs,” she said. “We need to make sure (the shifts) don’t happen in the future.” Clausen, a former Rosemount High School principal, added that he believes inconsistent funding leads to higher class sizes, layoffs and unfunded mandates, which in turn lower the quality of education. “Minnesota was 15th in the state, and now its 36th in the state for K-12 funding,” he said. Mack saw a very different picture, noting that District 196 received increases in per pupil funding during the last legislative session despite the shifts in funding. She predicted that funding shifts will not be used in the future to balance the state budget, and said she is proud of her legislative decisions. Wills agreed but was concerned that borrowing from school districts is used as a bargaining chip to balance the state budget. When asked how they plan to balance the state budget without imposing shifts in education funding, few candidates provided detailed plans. Mack insisted that, although the state Legislature used education funding shifts to balance its budget last session, the measure will be avoided in the future. “It was a difficult position, but the final decision is better than the governor’s proposed 50/50 shift instead of the 30/70.” Mack additionally noted that District 196 received increases to its funding since 2003.

Wills echoed Mack’s sentiments and pointed out that the state budget currently has a $2 billion surplus. “We will be looking at an increase in spending if we continue on autopilot,” she said. “If we scale back, we will meet projected spending.” Gibbons took a different approach by proposing that the state consider closing corporate tax loopholes to balance the budget instead of shifting education funding. “It’s not right,” she said. “We pay property taxes and overall taxes to ensure we have a world class education.” Clausen agreed, adding that balancing the state budget will require tax reform, managed spending, budget reductions and “revenue enhancements,” but didn’t specify what those would be. Wilfahrt said he believes the state must look at revenue sources other than property taxes to fund schools, but did not provide examples.

Early childhood When asked how they will ensure children are ready for kindergarten, the candidates took different paths to support early childhood education programs. Mack, who has a 16-month-old daughter, said she believes vouchers should be given to low-income families to provide education to their young children. Wills said she believes these programs must be managed by local school districts. “What works in one district might not be best in other districts,” she said, adding that strengthening the economy is vital to supporting these programs. Democrats took a different approach by favoring support for publicly funded early childhood education programs. “Early childhood programs have a return on investment of 80 percent,” Gibbons said. “Vital, vibrant ECFE programs are needed and we must make sure they are funded.” Clausen agreed, adding that studies show children who receive early childhood education are more likely to obtain higher paying jobs and less likely to use welfare programs. Wilfahrt said he believes that these programs are instrumental in closing the achievement gap between white and minority students. “We need to look at preparing children for the world economy,” he said.

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“We need to look at how we will fund this in the future,” he said. Wills agreed that the federal government underfunds the mandate and said she believes the Legislature must take up the slack by increasing state funding for the program. Wilfahrt said there must be changes made to funding and special education services by testing children earlier. Mack said she believes services in District 196 could serve as a model of other school districts.

Excellence When discussing ways the state can ensure school districts are providing excellent and equitable education, candidates agreed there must be standards in place and school choice options available to achieve this goal. Clausen said he believes the state must examine standards for teaching and implement best practices. Mack agreed, adding that resources should be directed to the classroom and parental involvement should be encouraged. Wills suggested that schools look at offering rigorous classes such as postsecondary options. “We need to encourage more of this to prepare students for the workforce in the future,” she said. Gibbons said she believes school choice is important to achieving excellence, and noted that her son transferred from Apple Valley High School to the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley. “We need for all children to learn in a way that best fits them,” she said. Wilfahrt, who admitted he is not well versed in the education field, said he would like to consult teachers and other education professionals prior to making a decision.

Teacher seniority When asked whether school districts should determine layoffs by seniority, some found compromise, while others divided. Wills said she believes seniority and performance evaluations should be considered with layoffs. Wilfahrt disagreed saying he believes seniority should be a deciding factor. “I believe in organized labor,” he said. “Seniority is the last protection from the collapse of the middle class.” Gibbons agreed in supporting labor unions, adding that she doesn’t support basing layoffs on student performance. “There are too many other factors in student performance,” she said. Mack said she values seniority but that it shouldn’t be the only factor when deciding on layoffs. Clausen noted that layoffs wouldn’t be an issue had the state avoided imposing education funding shifts. He said he believes there is value in seniority but that criteria for layoffs should be set by individual school districts.


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Burnsville Lakeville

(Recovery, Int'l)

A Vision for You-AA

Self-help organization offers a proven method to combat depression, fears, panic attacks anger, perfectionism, worry, sleeplessness, anxiety, tenseness, etc. Groups meet weekly in many locations. Voluntary contributions.

Thursdays 7:30 PM A closed, mixed meeting at Grace United Methodist Church East Frontage Road of I 35 across from Buck Hill - Burnsville

Dona: 612-824-5773




If you want to drink that's your business... if you want to STOP that's ours.

3600 Kennebec Drive (2 nd Floor) Eagan, MN (Off of Hwy 13)


Meeting Schedule •Sundays 6:30pm (Men's) & 8pm (Mixed)

Minneapolis: 952-922-0880

•Mondays 6:30pm (Mixed)

•Tuesdays 6:30pm

St. Paul: 651-227-5502

& 8pm (Mixed)

•Wednesdays Noon (Mixed)

Find a meeting:

•Thursdays 6:30pm Alanon & 8pm (Mixed)


Cats, Kittens, Dogs & Pups!

Questions? 653-253-9163

Adopt or donate to your animal rescue:

Success Secrets From Secret Societies Revealed!

Last Hope Inc.

Box 114 Farmington, MN 55024

FREE 40 Minute CD. Must Hear To Appreciate. Please Call 1-888-552-1114

Beverly 651-463-8739 South Suburban Alanon


Professional Services

Ebenezer Ridges Care Center


Selling or Buying Gold & Silver

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm 13820 Community Drive Burnsville, MN 55337 Mixed, Wheelchair Accessible. For more information: Contact Scott 612-759-5407 or Marty 612-701-5345


US Coins, Currency Proofs, Mint Sets, Collections, Gold, Estates & Jewelry Will Travel. 27 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566

Blacktop & Sealcoating

Blacktop & Sealcoating


PICTURE YOUR BEAUTIFUL, NEW DRIVEWAY • Commercial Sealcoating & Stripping

All Work Guaranteed*

LSC Construction Svc, Inc 952-890-2403 / 612-363-2218 Mbr: Better Business Bureau


0%Hassles 100%Satisfaction All Carpet & Vinyl Services Restretch Repair Replace



Let Us Give You a Free Quote to Replace Your Driveway or parking lot. Veteran Owned Local Business. We Recycle It All 612-805-7879

H & H Blacktopping

612-861-6009 FREE Estimates

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing


Don't Replace it Raise it!

Save $$$ Walks- Steps-

Patios- Drives -Gar. FloorsAprons- Bsmnts- Caulking

Ins/Bond 952-898-2987

Block/Bsmnts/Additions/ Floors/Walks/Drives/ Patios /Camp fire pit's/ Expose colored or stamped Mn lic #0004327 30 yrs exp Call Fritz @ F & B Const



Radloff & Weber

John 952-882-0775

Dave's Concrete & Masonry

Since 1971

35 yrs exp. Free ests. Ins'd. Colored & Stamped, Driveways & Steps, Sidewalks, Patios, Blocks, & Flrs. New or replacement. Tear out & removal. Will meet or beat almost any quote!

952-447-5733 Building & Remodeling


Steps, Walks, Drives, Patios Chimney Repair. No job to Sm. Lic/Bond/Ins


Most contractors who offer to perform home improvement work are required to have a state license. For information on state licensing and to check a contractor's license status, contact the MN Dept. of Labor and Industry at 651-284-5069 or

Visit for updated news.


POST MASONRY Specializing in Stone/Brick Chimney Rpr & fireplaces Since 1985 952-469 -1297

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


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing




Full Time • Professional Ser. Certified Registered / Insured 29 Yrs Exp. Mike 651-699-3373



Drywall 35 yrs taping, ceiling repair, remodel 952-200-6303 PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879


Electric Repairs


• Gen. Help & Lic. Elec. • Low By-The-Hour Rates 651-815-2316 Lic EA006385 JNH Electric 612-743-7922

Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197

952-496-3977 • 952-445-5215


Building & Remodeling


WORK GUARANTEED • Window & Door $27,800 Replacement 16’x16’ room • Additions The Origina • Roofs addition • Basements Call for details • Garages The 28 yrs. exp. • Decks Origina • Siding Insurance Claims

952-894-6226 / 612-239-3181

FREE ESTIMATES Insured, Bonded & Licensed No. 20011251

19 Years Experience MAGNUM Licensed CONSTRUCTION CO. & Insured

Complete Home Remodeling

35 Years Experience


The Original


Concrete & Waterproofing, Inc.

Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell



MDH Lead Supervisor

“Soon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!”


Troy's Decks & Fence Free Est./Lic BC581059 BBB Mem 651-210-1387


Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Painting & Flooring

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs

Flooring & Tile

TILE WITH STYLE. Walkin showers, floors, countertops, backsplashes, all flooring. 25 years exp., free est., best prices in town. Call Bob 612-298-3553 Above All Hardwood Floors Installation•Sanding•Finishing “We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.” Call 952-440-WOOD (9663)

Escobar Hardwood Floors Carpet & Ceramic Tile We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Professional w/12 yrs exp.




(MN# BC215366) •

Bonded • Insured

612-824-2769 952-929-3224

Brick, Concrete, Glass Block, Tile & Misc. Home Remedy. 30yrs. Exp “No Job Too Small”


Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd

Bsmt finish, bath remodel paint, tape, tile sheetrock maint repair, almost anything! 952-447-3587 Dakota Home Improvement Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Decks, Tile & Flooring CC's accept'd 952-270-1895 Gary's Trim Carpentry Home Repair, LLC Free Estimates, Insured. All Jobs Welcome 612-644-1153 Family Owned & Operated

Free Estimates


Building or Remodeling?

Prof House & Office Cleaner High Quality, Comm/Res Ref/Ins/Bond. Call Lola 612-644-8432 or 763-416-4611



Anderson Bobcat Srv. Bobcat/Mini-X, Trucking, Retaining walls, grading, holes, etc. 952-292-7600

E-Z Landscape

Retaining/Boulder Walls, Paver Patios, Bobcat Work, Sod, Mulch & Rock. Decks & Fences

Call 952-334-9840


Fall Clean-Up, Snow Plow & Gutter Cleaning 612-990-0945

Aeration/Fall Clean-Ups Reasonable Rates Neighborhood Discount

952-393-1168 / 952-270-8935

Fall Clean-ups

Aeration & Dethatching Silver Fox Services

952-883-0671 Mbr: BBB

Fall Cleanups & Winter Snow Plowing. Tom's Lawn Service Call 952-882-9029



“Superior Painting” Int/Ext. $ Lowest Prices $ 612-516-7633 '

Jack's Twin City Painting

Interior or Exterior - “We Do It All, at a Great Price!” 612-501-6449 or email


Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted

3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 30 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506


Quality Residential

Painting & Drywall Ceiling & Wall Textures

H20 Damage – Plaster Repair


•Ben's Painting•

Will meet or beat prices! Int/Ext, Drywall Repair

Paint/Stain/Ceilings. We accept Visa/MC/Discvr.

952-432-2605 RETAINING WALLS Water Features & Pavers.

30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator

Lawn Care

• Weekly Mowing • Fall Clean-ups • Leaf Pile Pick up • Snowplowing • Monthly or Per Time Res. & Commercial

Call Tim 952-212-6390



BK PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINT SPRAYING 612-308-8913 DAVE'S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING Int/Ext • Free Est • 23 Yrs Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC 952-469-6800 Engelking Coatings, LLC Painting, Staining, Coatings 20 yrs exp. Int/Ext. Ins'd www.engelking Mark 612-481-4848


Full Interior & Exterior


A Fresh Look, Inc. Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts

Lic. #BC626700 Credit Cards Accepted



• Pulverized Dirt - $12.75 yd • Black Dirt - $11.25 yd • Decorative Rock • Colored Mulch - $27.00 yd • Bagged Mulch - $3.00/bag • Mulches • Boulders • Retaining Wall Block • Pavers (starting @ $2.10/sq ft) • Edging • Poly • Fabrics

- We Deliver -

Big Enough To Help Small Enough To Care






Offering Complete Landscape Services

CONCRETE: Driveway, Walks, Steps, Patios

Call for hours.


763-420-3036 952-240-5533


Design, Retaining Walls, Boulders, Rock, Mulch & More.

6 miles S. of Shakopee on 169

Free Quotes & Ideas

Call Ray 952-484-3337



Since 1986

• Decks • Basements • Kitchen/Bath Remod • Roofing & Siding • All Types of Tile


Residential & Commercial

Professional, Reliable. Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Gen Repairs, Painting, Flooring, Inside/Outside, Fences. Handymanreliability@ or 612-327-0100

Exp'd Home/Office cleaner Reliable & Trustworthy Lynette 952-435-0739

FREE Estimates


Call Joe @ 952-693-1536

Concrete Dumpster Service Carpentry Baths & Tile Fencing Windows Gutters Water/Fire Damage Doors Lic•Bond•Ins Visa Accepted


We Specialize In:

• Garage/Basement Floors • Sidewalks • Aprons READERS’ CHOICE • Steps • Patios Awards The • Buckling Walls Origina • Foundation Repair • Wall Resurfacing • Drain Tile • Retaining Walls

Basements • Room Additions Decks / Porches








Lic. BC609967

Commercial and residential pressure washing Decks strip & seal, roof washing, house washing, concrete cleaning and staining. Full exterior washing.

Roofing • Siding • Windows

Status Contracting, Inc.

Licensed • Bonded • Insured

Lic. #217754


0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!


A Happy Yard 20% off–New Customers

R&J Construction



Jack of All Trades Handyman

No job too small. Lic# 20636754

Rubbish Removal/Clean-Up Containers for Rent 5-18cu/yds Since 1979 952-894-7470

Mark 651-768-9345

• Irrigation Blowouts starting at $50 • Aeration $55

JMR Home Services LLC Home Remodeling & Repair.

AACE Services - Hauling

$40 Lawn Aerations & Fall Clean-Ups

Multi Neighbor Discount

Fix It • Replace It • Upgrade It Any Size Project Over 40 yrs experience Ron 612-221-9480 Licensed • Insured

Locally owned & operated

6-10-15 Yard Dumpsters Bobcat Work & Black Dirt Don't Want It - We Haul It! Call Scott 952-890-9461

Lawn & Garden


Home Tune Up





Carpentry, Remodeling, Repair & Painting Services. I love to do it all! 612-220-1565

Specializing in residential & commercial repairs & maintenance. Fully insured. Lic#20639540

GUTTER- CLEANING WINDOW CLEANING 763-JIM-PANE 763-546-7263 Insured * Since 1990

TEAM ELECTRIC Lic/ins/bonded Res/Com All Jobs...All Sizes Free Est 952-758-7585 10% Off w/ad


Family Owned & Operated for Over 40 Years



Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks.

Foundation Repair

Present coupon after you receive your bid. Not valid with any other offer or discount.


Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364

100 OFF

Any job over $1000

Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes

Chimney & FP Cleaning

5% Discount With Ad

Any job over $2000 $


Free Estimates


Garage Door





SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070

200 OFF


Serving the Entire Metro Area

30+ Years Experience Asphalt Paving & Sealcoat Quality Work W/Warranty

Flooring & Tile


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

Concrete & Waterproofing Inc.

Residential • Commercial

New Installations • Replacement • Overlays

Carpet & Vinyl


•Saturdays 10am

Every Saturday!

The Origina


Blacktopping, Inc.

Open, mixed ACA & 8pm (Open) Speaker Meeting

Building & Remodeling



Expert Cabinet/Trim & Window-Wood Refinishing

Very cost-effective, beautiful results! Usually, windows only need the planes replaced Free Estimates. Call or Text! St. Christopher Decorating

Blacktop & Sealcoating


& 8pm (Mixed)

Apple Valley Petco


Business Services

•Fridays 6:30pm (Mixed)

Last Hope Pet Adoption

• Parking Lots • Private Roadways

FIX YOUR COMPUTER $40 Free pu & del in qualifying areas 952-452-0030


Cabinetry & Counters



Alcoholics Anonymous


Computer Services


It could be yours. Call for details. 952-392-6862

Our job is to make you look good! (952) 431- 9970 MN Lic. BC096834

Find a quality builder in Class 2050


SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount October 12, 2012



A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495 SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156

* Roofing * Siding

Gutters * Soffit/Fascia

TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 32 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB


32 Years Experience A+ BBB, Kelly O'Brien (612)721-1239 Lic BC596583

Stump Removal



Narrow Access or Backyards. Insured Jeff 612-578-5299


Cemetery Lots

Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots priced at $1200 each Call 952-884-0868

STUMP GRINDING Free Ests. Best $$. Ins'd Brett 612-290-1213

For Sale: 4 Lots Glenhaven Good Samaritan Garden $6,500/BO. 320-243-3165

Tree Service


Absolute Tree Service Exper. prof., lic., Ins. Reas. rates.

PAUL BUNYAN TREE SERVICE, INC. Tree Trimming & Removal Insured 952-445-1812 Now Scheduling Winter Oak Trimming!!

Glen Haven: 2 lots, 2 vaults, 1 headstone, $3000 952-451-2741 952-929-1296 Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins. 2 side by side plots, $950 ea, or BO. 602-861-8082


Collectibles & Art

Piano stools (13); Cranberry china set; hand-painted décor. plates; Shirley Temple pict.; creamer/sugar sets; other misc items. Please call for more info 952-895-6087

A Family Operated Business Roofing/Tear-offs New Construction

$0 For Estimate Timberline Tree & Landscape. Fall Discount - 25% Off Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding 612-644-8035 Remove Large Trees & Stumps CHEAP


AJ's Tree Service

BBB Free Est. MC/Visa

Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured

Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586

952-883-0671 Mbr: BBB Tree Removal Silver Fox Services

Call for Fall Discounts

A Good Job!!

No Subcontractors Used.


Estate Sales

Antiques & Collectibles October 12- 13 (9a-5p) 10205 Juniper Lane, Eden Prairie (Cash only)

Huge Benefit Sale Over 90,000 sq ft bldg. packed with items from fine estates. New & gently used items includes furn. antiques, high end art, new jewelry, HH, holiday. New clothing. Sat. Oct. 13 – Tues. Oct. 17 10:00am to 6:00pm daily FOUR SEASONS MALL 169 & Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN

$3 Saturday only • Tuesday 1/2 Price More info: or call 612-382-2548

Fireplace & Firewood


Affordable Firewood OAK & BIRCH, 2 YRS DRIED

4 x 8 x 16. Free delivery & stack. 612-867-6813


2 Years Dried

Oak & Birch - $135 4' x 8' - Delivered.

Quantity discounts.



Oak Firewood, dried 2 yrs., full cord 4'x4'x8' $300 delivered, call Dan 952-2974458

Deadline: Mondays at 3pm




15 yrs exp.

New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829

Roofing, Siding, Windows Gutters. Insurance Work. Since 1980. Lic. BC 51571.

Immaculate Clean-up! Tree Removal/Trimming Lot Clearing & Stump Removal Free Estimates 952-440-6104

DR Set: 40x60 Drk wd table, 3 - 12” lvs, & 6 uphols. chrs. Like new! $450 612-868-4593

TREE REMOVAL/TRIMMING Shrub Pruning Free Ests Lic'd / Ins'd / 20 Yrs Exp. 651-455-7704

Regal Enterprises Inc


Thomas Tree Service

Why Wait Roofing LLC 2660 Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 17 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg

612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Lic #BC156835 • Insured We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty


Snow Removal

Window Cleaning


Stump Removal

Al & Rich's Low Cost Stump Removal, Portable Mach. Professional tree trimming & removal. ◆ ◆ 952-469-2634 ◆ ◆


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Collectibles & Art


MOON COIN SHOW Mark Your Calendars - See You There!

OCTOBER 12-14, 2012 Earle Brown Heritage Center Window Cleaning 651-646-4000 3000




Vintage Occasional Sales

6155 Earle Brown Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 Fri. 12 Noon - 7pm • Sat. 10am - 6pm Sun. 10am - 4pm

Gold & Silver Coins & Bullion Bought & Sold On Site! Boy Scout Merit Badge Seminar

11 Vintage Shops within minutes - 7 in Carver & 4 in Chaska

Lee Orr, Bourse Chairman

3 Days Every Month!


Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4) Antiqs, Vintage & Seasonal Facebook: The Occasional Shops of Carver & Chaska

118 Dealer Tables! Free Parking! Free Admission!

October 18, 19, 20


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts


t iv e D e f e c le S h in g s t s li S p e c ia

October 17 - October 28 Weekdays 9 - 8:30 Weekends 9 - 5

Family Owned/Operated — 30 Years Experience 952-469-5221 | MN License # BC 639318 | Lakeville, MN 55044

CENTENNIAL LAKES - HUGHES PAVILLION 7499 France Ave. South, Edina (Located on the lower level, between Chuck E. Cheese & Q.Cumbers) Over 90 Crafters! HOME DECOR • GIFTS • VINTAGE

General Contractors


Storm Damage Restoration Roofing ■ siding ■ windows Established 1984


(763) 550-0043 (952) 476-7601 (651) 221-2600 3500 Vicksburg Lane Suite 400-351 P l y m o u t h , M N 5 5 4 4 7 Lic # 6793

Prom Gowns, Pageant Dresses, Suits, Vintage Versace, Couture Clothing, Shoes, Leather, Jewelry, Handbags & Makeup

Poplar Bridge Apartments Social Rm. 9300 Collegeview Rd • Blmgtn, MN 55437 (Enter through North Building)


Tree Service


Tree Service


Friday, October 19 (7 - 9pm) Saturday, October 20 (11am - 6pm) Sunday, October 21 (12 - 4pm) EVERYTHING MUST GO!

Senior Discounts


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts


October 19, 20, 21 Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4 Heart Promotions 651-438-3815

Don’t miss this seasonal boutique

River Valley Boutiques October 17-28 FALL 2012 SHOW 10 am - 7:00 pm Mon-Fri 10 am - 6:00 pm Sat 10 am - 4:00 pm Sun Lost Spur Golf Course 2750 Sibley Memorial Hwy. 13, Eagan, MN

Turn to Sun•Thisweek Classifieds Real Estate & Rentals

Misc. For Sale


Antq. Wicker Furn (White), 5 pieces $490. Sewing Machine-E65 Bernette by Bernina 2005 $130.

Call 952-835-4751

Dishes 12 place settings earthtones $75 952-4329094 Qu Hideabed lk new, Dk Cherry dining set, coffee tbl, w/end tbls – ceramic. Oak wardrober. Rocker, W/D. 651-344-8622

Misc. Wanted


Buying Old Trains & Toys




Musical Instuments

Baby Grand Piano: Ivers & Pond. Last tuned 7/14. $700. Call 952-946-9861


Garage Sales this week Apple Valley


10/13-14, 9-5. Multi-Fam. Furn. Cloz, Toys, games, Treadmill 7122 157th St. Oct 11 & 12 9-5pm, 7986 Upper 145th St W. China hutch, kitchwares. Lots!



Construction/Garage Sale: 10/11 (8:30-5) many new items, vanity, mirror, plumbing fixtures. Clothing, infants,Furn. Bag sale all day! 9850 Colorado Rd



New Mkt 10/12 10-6pm, & 10/13 8-5pm 2093 Wild Wings Pass. Misc. HH, women's cloz. Electronics


Golden Valley

ESTATE SALE 1941 Sumter Ave N Thurs - Fri, 10/11-12 (9-4) Sat, 10/13 (10-2) High quality sale! 612-227-1269



10/11-12 (8-5); 10/13 (8-12) Lrg. Ent. ctr, DR set, picts., knick-knacks, sm. applcs., & misc. 5525 Sanibel Dr. Empty Nest Sale! Fri. & Sat., 10/12-13 (8-4); Pingpong & Air hockey tbls, 4 bikes, furn., décor, dishes, HH, Mn/Teen/Wmns cloz. 14409 Lake Street Ext.

Minnetonka UMC Rummage Sale 10/11-13 Thurs 5-8 Pre $2 Adm.; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-12 $3/Bag sale 17611 Lake Street Ext.


New Hope

Moving 10/19-20 (8-4) Patio

set, HH, girl stuff, holiday, yard. 3957 Wisconsin Av. N



Moving Sale: 10/13 (8-5) 14th (8-3). ALL MUST GO! 7421 Wentworth Ave

Please join us for a unique shopping experience! Over 90 artisans and we stock new items daily. No strollers please. Seasonal & Non-Seasonal|Gift Items|Home Decor|Jewelry & Accessories|Edibles & More For more information contact Jodi: 612-247-0600, Janine: 612-532-3255 or email: or visit


St. Louis Park

St Louis Park Union Church

3700 Alabama Ave. So. Pre-Sale 10/24,Wed 12-6pm Admission $3; Sale 10/25-26 Th-Fri 9-6pm; Bag Sale, 10/27 Sat 8-12pm



Leisure Sporting Goods & Misc

Treadmill Exerciser, gently used $200 or BO. Call 952-884-0405


Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets


Peeka & Boo, 2 sweet & beautiful, bro & sis, orange tabby cats, together only to a special loving home. All tests/shots/spay/neut. $75 for both. Vet. refs. req'd. Call Jerry 952-888-9524

Vintage items & more!

Thurs., October 11 (8-5)

The Oaks on Pleasant 6600 Pleasant Ave.

(Ramp parking behind bldg, Enter on balcony)



Fri & Sat, Oct. 12-13 (10-6) HH, toys, tools, décor, holiday, + 4516 Zenith Ave N.



Garage Sales next week Apple Valley

Estate Sale Oct. 18, 19 & 20th 9-5pm. 13390 Hughes Court, Apple Valley



Friends of S'dale Library Book Sale - Huge selection! Great prices! Preview for “Friends” Members on 10/18 (5-8pm). Sale held: 10/19-20 (10-4); 10/21 (12-4) Bag day $5

7001 York Ave. South



Lakeville, 10-19/20, 9-4:30 16778 Island Ave. Huge sale. Kids clothes, toys, books, office furniture & supplies. L@@k here now




Min Schnauzer Puppy 12 wk old, white male AKC, vet ck & shots, fam raised house breaking & training in progress. Ready for new home. $400



Family Care Child Care


Apple Valley/Rosemount

The Bridges Child Care Center & Preschool Estab. in 1973. Fall Programs Preschool: 2 1/2-5 yr olds, 2 days $112/mo. or 3 days $135/mo, 9:30-11:30AM or 1:30-3:30PM Childcare: Free Preschl prog incld, 2 1/2-12 yrs; 6am-6pm, FT/PT. Certified staff. $175/wk FT; $38/day PT. Discounts for Families. Transp. to Diamond Path School. 651-423-2527 Fgtn/Hampton area near Hwy 52. 20 yrs exp. Sm group 651-463-4065 Lic'd Daycare Opngs. All ages. Near Riverview Elem. Fgtn. 651-460-6460 LV: LL Daycare Design Lic/Exp, Inf – K, Ex. rate, Curric. 952-432-8885



7540 Penn Ave. South

Fri., 10/19 (9-5); Sat., 10/20 (9-Noon) Bag Day



Estate Sale 10/20 (8:30-6) 10/21 (9-5). Sleeper sofa & HH items 4153 Zane Ave N.





Townhouse For Rent

AV Renovated TH! Conv. loc! Walking trls, school Sr. Ctr, 2BR/ 1.5 BA, Fplc., W/D, lg. Kitch, $1200+utils. 651-437-8627 Fgtn: 2 BR +loft, 2 BA, 2 car gar. Avl now! Newer $1250 Matt 612-237-6725


Savanah has been here for 3 years! It’s always sad for us here at Last Hope to see some animals who are continually overlooked time after time. Savanah is one of those cases. She is a 5-year-old spayed female kitty. Maybe her looks aren’t quite striking enough to suit someone’s fancy or maybe it’s that Savanah does not buddy up instantly to people she does not know or trust. Whatever the reason, Savanah always comes out the loser. Savanah came in 3 years ago as a badly neglected pregnant stray. The kittens have long ago been adopted and Savanah has made the best of things in the designated area of her foster home where the foster animals are kept.

Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Rent

Fgtn: 4/5 BR, 2 BA, 2000sf + w/o bsmnt. All new: hdwd floors, stainless appls. & more! Lg yd, $1295/mo + utils 507-2711170

Needless to say, this has caused Mom to become ever so attached and protective of Savanah. As much as her foster Mom would love to keep her due to her bond she has formed, it really is not in Savanah’s best interest. Savanah REALLY NEEDS a home where she can live calmly and peacefully without another aggressive pet. She would do splendidly with another pet who has the same passive temperament as her and it could be a match made in heaven!!! She would also thrive as an only pet. Since Savanah has been in foster care, we have a wonderful track record on her. She is very reliable with the litter box and has also been scratching post trained. Savanah has had a very difficult life and would love an owner that can see past her blunted ear. If you are a sweet, meek and mild owner looking for a cat that will warm you up every night, serenade you with purrs and has a face that is all sweetness and innocence, then Savanah is your girl! You will go home with a wonderful feeling knowing that you TRULY rescued an animal in need! Adoption fee $50, cash only, no checks.


All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women; and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.



Think Winter Think Storage! Reserve your inside storage. We store boats, campers & cars. We offer shrink wrap & winterizing. Call for our great rates 612-889-8768 Winter Storage: 1 stall

available in my resid. garage West metro. 952-474-1956


Real Estate


Apartments & Condos For Sale

Eden Prairie

Read This!!!

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SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount October 12, 2012

Treasure awaits in Farmington Secondhand, occasional sales stores converge in town SUN THISWEEK

Shopping in some Farmington stores may resemble a thrift-store treasure hunt. Loaded with recycled, repurposed, and antique and/ or “shabby chic” items, consignment stores and occasional shops are popping up in Farmington and gaining momentum, setting the city apart for its unique shopping options. Farmington’s more established thrift and consignment stores include Lillian’s, Vintage Marketplace, The Market on Oak, and Shidor the Secondhand Store. Razberry Beret, a thrift store where some of the proceeds go to help the homeless, just opened in the Farmington Mall on Highway 3 in July. The store sells wellcared-for clothing, books, electronics and household items like lamps, pictures, furniture and cookware. Once Again Consignment & Boutique opened Oct. 1, and Occasionally Yours, opens Oct. 18 at 308 Oak St. Owners Joyce Christensen and Shelly Gaetz plan regular sales the third weekend of each month. Many of the shop owners compare Farmington’s growing marketplace atmosphere to Hastings or Stillwater, with a hometown feel of quaint shops and one-ofa-kind finds. Nancy Cauley, owner of Vintage Marketplace at 302 Oak St., said her smalltown background made her feel right at home setting up her store in Farmington. “Everyone is so friendly,” she said. Her store is open the third and fourth weekend each month and features a variety of items from nine vendors, including vintage

Apple Valley Briefs Rotary raffles car and more

by Laura Adelmann


Mary Hamann-Roland will draw the winners at 5:30 p.m.

The Apple Valley Rotary Club is selling tickets for the annual Apple Valley Rotary Scholarship Foundation car raffle. Tickets are $20. The drawing will be held Oct. 20 with a celebration at the Apple Valley Ford Lincoln dealership. The grand prize is a 2012 Ford Focus. Second prize is a gas grill from Warners’ Stellian; third prize is $500 in cash. Apple Valley Ford, 7200 150th St. W., will offer a free gift to the first 500 people visiting the dealership between noon and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20. There will be music and food from Rascal’s, Enjoy restaurant, Culver’s and Jimmy John’s. Rotary members will be on hand for ticket purchase. Mayor

Poetry slam at teen center The Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, will hold a teen poetry slam for ages 11 to 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Snacks will be provided. For information, call (952) 953-2385.

Metro Dining Club sale The Apple Valley Seniors are holding their annual Metro Dining Club sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through Nov. 9 at Hayes Community and Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road. Cost: $22.

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Shelly Gaetz and Joyce Christensen are preparing to open their new store, Occasionally Yours, Oct. 18 in downtown Farmington. jewelry, home decor and shabby chic furniture at affordable prices. “People know when they come in they’re going to see something different,” she said. Nikki Freeburg, owner of Once Again Consignment & Boutique said she expects occasional and resale shopping to continue growing in popularity. “I think its kind of the trend now, especially the way the economy is,” Freeburg said. Her store, located in a converted farmhouse at 18566 Pilot Knob Road, includes displays of rhinestone-studded Tiger gear, custom-designed jewelry and antiques. Lillians’ inventory includes trendy clothing, scarves, belts, purses, accessories and wallets. Shidor the Secondhand

Store is bursting with toys, clothes for any age, furniture, dishes and baby equipment. The Market on Oak features baskets, gift sets, soaps and lotions and also features “Made in Minnesota” products. Christensen of Occasionally Yours, described herself as a “picker,” and described searching for treasures to re-purpose in attics, barns and even chicken coops. She has blogged about her adventures on Facebook, where she describes cleaning, sanding and painting her finds, turning them into original, affordable treasures. Occasionally Yours will also feature items from 20 vendors, including handdesigned jewelry, scarves, candles and a variety of home decor. Excited to open the store

after a year of planning, she and business partner Shelly Gatez are sure they have picked the right place to kick off a new venture. They were planning to rent a condo in Burnsville for their store, but changed their minds when they visited Farmington, met neighboring shop owners and realized the kind of atmosphere that is being created in the city. “It just felt right,” Christensen said of Farmington’s historic downtown. “The condo was totally out there by ourselves. This is in a downtown area with a cute storefront that’s all ours. This was meant to be.”

Religion Guys night at River Valley River Valley Church, 14898 Energy Way, Apple Valley, will hold Guys Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, for men age 13 to adult. Comedian Michael Jr. will be the guest speaker. Pizza will be served at the free event.

ADHD, autism and other disabilities

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, offers educaLaura Adelmann is at laura. tion and support or nities for people who are affected by or who help care for someone who is affected by ADHD, autism and other disabilities on the spec-

trum. On Monday, Oct. 22, Eileen Foley, founder of, will present “A Clear Path to Accessing the Support Your Family Needs Raising a Special Needs Child.” The evening begins at 6:45 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m. Pre-registration is required only for child care (for children 6 weeks to 12 years). Go to events, and look for Childcare/Monday PM Programs. There is no cost for the presentation or for child care. For more information, visit or contact Brenda Brookman, (952) 322-2176,, or Connie Simonson, (952) 431-5667, conniesimonson@charter. net. 952-435-3321

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October 12, 2012 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount

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Photo by Rick Orndorf

Apple Valley firefighter Jeff Melville assisted youths eager to try out the fire hose on Tuesday at Fire Station 1 on Hayes Road. The event was one of three open houses the Apple Valley Fire Department hosted as part of Fire Prevention Week; firefighters were on hand to discuss fire safety and kids had the opportunity to try on firefighting gear. More photos are at

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The Dakota County Technical College Lions Club raised money this week in advance of the Out of Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14, in St. Paul. The walk aims to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which supports local and national suicide prevention awareness programs. During the four-day Lions fundraiser, two large “piggy banks” were designed and decorated – one by a team of women Lions members and the other by men in the group. One Lions Club member whose family had been affected by suicide helped organize the benefit. After telling her story, club adviser Brett Kolles said the group wanted to help out in any way it could. “No one should go

through the pain survivors of suicide go through,” Kolles said. “We want to prevent it in any way we can.” The Twin Cities walk is one of nearly 250 such events being held this fall nationwide. The walks are expected to unite more than 100,000 walkers nationally and raise more than $7.5 million for suicide prevention efforts. “Much more needs to be done to prevent suicide,” Lindsey Rafnson, who is helping to organize the Twin Cities event, said in a press release. “Yet, suicide and the underlying mental disorders that can sometimes lead to suicide continue to be surrounded by misinformation and stigma. This walk is about reducing stigma, raising awareness and raising funds for research and local prevention programs.” The walk will begin at Black Bear Crossing at Como Park in St. Paul at

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