October 18, 2013 | Volume 34 | Number 34
Hookah lounges draw city scrutiny
NEWS Student targets bullying Eagan High School sophomore Irene Henderson, once bullied herself, is hosting a series of anti-bullying events. Page 2A
Burnsville will consider new regulations by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
OPINION BRT is better than LRT Burnsville City Council member says that the Southwest Light Rail Transit project isn’t the best use of public dollars. Page 4A
Longtime entrepreneur Dan Shimek died at age 65 on Friday after a long battle with cancer. Shimek founded a number of area businesses including the Outdoor GreatRoom in Eagan, Enjoy! restaurant in Apple Valley and Heat-N-Glo in Burnsville. (File photo)
Entrepreneur remembered as pillar of the community Dan Shimek dies of cancer at age 65 by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
She’s a ‘princess’ The new tapir calf at the Minnesota Zoo has a new name with a regal flair thanks to the public’s votes. Page 23A
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Dan Shimek wore many hats: entrepreneur, philanthropist, family man and joyful storyteller. No matter which hat he wore, the Dakota County business owner was loved and admired by those around him. Shimek, of Apple Valley, who died at age 65 on Oct. 11 after battling cancer for
the past month, left his mark on a number of communities. “He was a pioneer,” Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland said. “His light will continue to burn brightly in our community.” Seeing promise in Apple Valley’s Central Village, Shimek and his wife, Kay, opened Enjoy! restaurant in 2004 at 15435 Founders Lane. The district was envisioned as a thriving downtown area, but by 2008 it was filled with empty storeSee SHIMEK, 17A
Joining other Minnesota cities that have cast a wary eye on hookah tobacco lounges, Burnsville will study possible new regulations on such businesses. Increased regulation of hookah lounges “seems to be a trend,” City Manager Heather Johnston said, with bans in some cities, including Minneapolis. The two hookah lounges in Burnsville have generated complaints from some citizens and from a chiropractor next door to one of them, officials said at a City Council work session Oct. 15. Council members gave the go-ahead for study of new regulations. Burnsville’s two hookah lounges — Taha Hookah at 12010 County Road 11 and Ignite Hookah Lounge at 2552 Horizon Drive — opened in recent months. Both businesses are near Highway 13. Both have city licenses to sell tobacco, but the intersection of hookah with Minnesota’s Clean Indoor Air Act is another matter.
Hookah lounge customers typically rent or are provided hookah water pipes, purchase a bowl of tobacco of their choice and smoke it inside the lounge. A 2007 update of the Clean Indoor Air Act bans smoking in restaurants, bars and private clubs. Some exemptions are allowed, including sampling or lighting of tobacco in tobacco shops. Because the term “sampling” isn’t well-defined in state law, some shop owners have established indoor smoking lounges where patrons linger for hours, according to a transcript of a June 2011 Minneapolis City Council committee meeting. State law allows cities to adopt tougher measures than those in the Clean Indoor Air Act to protect people from secondhand smoke, the transcript said. The sampling exemption is an exploitable loophole, Burnsville Council Member Mary Sherry suggested. “What I find rather amusing is that in this business, sampling means you buy the stuff and then you smoke it,” she said. If you paid for and ate See HOOKAH, 13A
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Lightning, Blaze to state Burnsville girls, Eastview boys prevail in section soccer finals. Page 14A
Bill Ganz, the lead volunteer at the 360 Communities food shelf in Burnsville, was honored by the Burnsville City Council for his volunteer work with the nonprofit agency. (Photo by John Gessner)
Ganz ‘irreplaceable’ at Burnsville food shelf by John Gessner
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Bill Ganz has been off his golf game since health problems struck this summer. His volunteer hours at 360 Communities are down, too. As the lead volunteer at the nonprofit agency’s Burnsville food shelf, Ganz could always be counted on for up to 28 hours a week. Then came his chronic lymphocytic leukemia, caused by exposure to Agent Orange, and mesothelioma, caused by exposure to asbestos. “Bang, bang. Both barrels,” said the 75-year-old Burnsville resident, who traces the long-dormant conditions to his service in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 and the asbestos insulation to which he was exposed during 22 years of active duty with the Marine Corps. He’s being treated and plans a return to full duty
Buck Hill in Burnsville is hosting the Halloween attraction “Frightmares” Thursdays at the Burnsville food through Sundays in October. Information on hours of operation and tickets is at www. shelf, the busiest of five frightmares.com. More photos are at SunThisweek.com. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) operated by Burnsvillebased 360 Communities. “He is irreplaceable,” said Kathryn Archambault, resource development manager for 360 Communities. Thanks to by Jessica Harper her nomination, Ganz SUN THISWEEK was named one of six DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE 2013 Community BuildFor Daniel Gheer Award recipients last bremedhin and his fammonth by the Burnsville ily, homeownership is just City Council. “His love and passion the latest piece of fulfillfor helping those in need, ing their American dream. I feel, goes far beyond It’s a dream that will soon serving food,” Archam- be fulfilled by Habitat for bault said. “He has really Humanity — and for the touched the lives of many first time in the nonprofit’s history, it will be in Eagan. here at 360.” The home — located Ganz and his wife Jeri, parents of four, moved to on Easter Lane — was Burnsville in 1981 when foreclosed and sat vacant Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire assisted in the rehab of a Ganz took a civilian job for five years until it was 40-year-old home that was donated to Habitat for Huwith Eagan-based Unisys donated earlier this year manity. A St. Paul family plans to purchase the home in as a product representa- to Habitat for Humanity, April. (Photo by Jessica Harper) tive. He later worked as a making it the organizaproduct rep for Uponor in tion’s first project in the ing toxic mold after water Beckmann, vice president city. pipes burst. of Twin Cities Habitat for Apple Valley. The home incurred “We knew we had a See HABITAT, 12A extensive damage includ- lot of rehab,” said Kristin See GANZ, 17A
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Eagan teen fights bullying by Jessica Harper
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Eagan High School sophomore Irene Henderson was no stranger to bullying. As a middleschooler, she was belittled, pushed and chastised by a school bully. Now she is fighting all bullies by using the greatest weapon â€” awareness. Henderson will host a series of anti-bullying events this month as part of National Bullying Prevention Month, and hopes to shed light on the issue while helping victims escape their taunters. Hendersonâ€™s first event will be held from 6:457:45 p.m. Oct. 22 at Turning Point Dance Studio, 4101 Nicols Road, Eagan. Fliers, bookmarks and Tshirts will be available at the event. â€œI want to share my story and let other students know they donâ€™t have to put up with bullies,â€? Henderson said. The campaign was inspired by the 15-year-oldâ€™s own battle with bullying. Growing up in San Diego, Henderson had few en-
counters with bullies until she entered sixth grade, when a former friend began to push her around and verbally abuse her. Henderson said she kept the problem a secret from her parents for a while, but it came to her motherâ€™s attention one day when she came home crying. An immigrant from Madagascar, her mother, Julie, was surprised by the other girlâ€™s actions. â€œWhen I came to the U.S., I didnâ€™t know about bullying,â€? Julie said. Hendersonâ€™s mother called the girlâ€™s parents, but the problem persisted. The family moved to Eagan a month ago when her father took a job with Samsung. Though she has had positive interactions with fellow students at Eagan High School, Henderson said she still struggles to trust new people due to the bullying. â€œIâ€™ve had a positive start. Everyone has been really nice,â€? she said, adding that she felt the campaign would be worthwhile at the school to prevent others from falling
Eagan High School sophomore Irene Henderson will host an anti-bullying event at Turning Point Dance Studio in Eagan on Oct. 22 for National Bullying Prevention Month. Henderson was a victim of bullying as a middleschooler. (Photo by Jessica Harper) victim to bullies. In addition to the event at Turning Point Dance Studio, Henderson is working with Eagan High School on other events
throughout the month. Jessica Harper is at jessica. firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
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Education Diversity rising, enrollment stable in District 196 Apple Valley school by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District has become increasingly diverse over the past 10 years, yet enrollment has remained about the same, according to an Oct. 1 report. Enrollment of minority students has grown slightly over the past year with black students accounting for 12 percent of the student population, Hispanics 7 percent, Asians 9 percent and American Indians 0.54 percent, according to the report, which was presented to the School Board on Oct. 14. The population of white students in the district has fallen slightly to 69 percent. â€œI think the changes weâ€™ve seen will continue in the future,â€? Board Member Rob Duchscher said. Elementary schools have the most diversity in
District 196 with minority students making up 33.76 percent of the elementary population. This is above the state average of 27.02 percent for elementary schools. Over the past 10 years the districtâ€™s minority population has risen from 15 to 30.12 percent. At the same time, the districtâ€™s portion of students who speak English as a second language has grown. English Language Learners make up 5.39 percent of the district as of Oct. 1, which is an increase from 2003 when it was 3.92 percent. Statewide, 6.94 percent of students speak English as a second language. In addition to becoming more diverse, District 196 has seen more students qualify for free and reduced meals over the past 10 years. The percentage of students who receive free or reduced meals has gone
from 9.2 percent n 2003 to 23.20 percent in 2013. â€œIâ€™m surprised we are not seeing a greater increase in free and reduced meals with the economy,â€? Duchscher said. Total enrollment â€” which includes all students in kindergarten through grade 12, plus students in center-based special education and early childhood special education programs â€” has increased slightly (0.13 percent) to 27,202 between Oct. 1, 2012 and Oct. 1, 2013. â€œWeâ€™ve been holding our own,â€? said Kim Reis, student information supervisor for District 196. The K-12 only enrollment is 25,993 students, which is a 0.25 percent increase over the past year and 0.18 percent more than projected by the district last November for purposes of preparing the 2013-14 preliminary budget. The
final budget presented to the board in December will reflect actual enrollments from the Oct. 1 count. The largest growth was within the elementary schools, which saw enrollment increase 1.1 percent to 11,679. Although enrollment picked up at district elementary schools, the 2013 kindergarten class was among the smallest in recent years with 1,782. â€œThis is not a trend though,â€? Reis said. â€œKindergarten enrollment has been fluctuating for a while.â€? This year, seniors make up the largest class with 2,113 students, but enrollment at district high schools has dropped by 1.8 percent to 8,319 over the past year. Jessica Harper is at jessica. email@example.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
bus involved in crash No serious injuries reported
A group of Apple Valley middle school student had a bumpy start to their day this morning when their school bus was involved in a crash. The crash occurred on 147th Street and Pilot Knob Road just a mile from Scott Highlands Middle School. Police say the driver of a pickup truck thought the intersection was a four-way stop and continued through after stopping just as the bus was crossing as it did not have a stop sign, according to a KSTP-TV report. The bus was carrying about 50 sixth-, seventhand eighth-graders, said Scott Highlands Principal Dan Wilharber.
No serious injuries were reported. A second vehicle was hit as a result of the crash. The truck was totaled, KSTP reports. Wilharber immediately went to the scene and spoke with students and the drivers. He said some students had sore muscles, but they all appeared to be calm and in good spirits. A second bus picked up the students and brought them to school where they were assessed by the nurse. Parents of the students involved were notified of the incident, Wilharber said. â€” Jessica Harper
Education Briefs District 196 offers parent education conference District 196 will offer a free parent education conference from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the gym at Eastview High School. Keynote speakers Tom Cody and Paul Bernabei, co-founders of Top 20 Training, will share how to develop a childâ€™s star qualities to gain success. Following the keynote, parents can attend two breakout workshops, choosing from over 20 offerings. Workshops will be presented by area experts, including District 196 teachers and staff, on topics including discipline, health, communication and academics. A resource fair and refreshments also will be available. The event is free, but register online for the conference and child care at www.district196.org/ce or call 651-423-7920 for more information. Child care is available for children ages 2 and older for $10 per family.
Burnsville High School hosts College Fair More than 50 colleges and universities will be featured at the sixth annual College Fair at Burnsville High School from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the gym at the main campus, 600 E. Highway 13. Students in grades 9-12 and parents are encouraged to attend. The public is also invited at no charge. Two- and four-year colleges and universities from throughout the Upper Midwest will participate, and representatives
will be available to answer questions about degrees, programs, admission requirements, scholarships, tuition and more. â€œEducation beyond high school is more important than ever,â€? said Veronica Walter, a guidance counselor at Burnsville High School. â€œThatâ€™s why we encourage students to explore their options by attending the fair and speaking with college representatives.â€?Â â€œWe are committed to helping students explore and find the â€˜right fitâ€™ for post-high school education,â€? she added. The event is sponsored by Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 and the Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color.
Gideon Pond celebrates third consecutive year as Reward School Commissioner Brenda Cassellius of the Minnesota Department of Education was scheduled for a meeting with her boss, Gov. Mark Dayton, on Monday morning, but first she stopped by
Gideon Pond Elementary School in Burnsville for an important event. Staff members at the school were celebrating a significant state designation and Cassellius wanted to add her praise. Gideon Pond, located in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, is among only 20 schools in the state that have been designated as Reward Schools for the third consecutive year, based on the stateâ€™s new measurement of school performance called the Multiple Measurements Rating. Reward Schools are those among the top 15 percent of Minnesota schools that qualify for federal Title I funding because of the number of students in poverty. Reward Schools serve as models for others in the state, according to Cassellius. â€œCongratulations! Iâ€™m so proud of what you are able to accomplish for kids,â€? she told staff members. â€œThese kinds of consistent success are commendable.â€? Board Member Abigail Alt also congratulated staff. â€œI have the upmost respect for what you do every day,â€? she said. â€œThanks for your hard work.â€?
Tree planting set at Rahn Elementary An ongoing partnership between Rahn Elementary School of Arts & Technology and Tree Trust is coming to fruition on Tuesday, Oct. 22, when students, staff and volunteers will plant 21 trees around the schoolâ€™s grounds and new outdoor classroom. The well-established
trees are provided through the Learning with Trees program of the local nonprofit Tree Trust. The new trees will serve many different purposes, including blocking road traffic and noise, providing shade and beauty, and replacing ash trees that will inevitably be lost to emerald ash borer. As part of the project, local business partners and volunteers worked with Rahn staff members over the summer to build an outdoor learning space with the help of a Tree Trust grant. The classroom includes benches and a circular gravel â€œfloor.â€? Trees planted Oct. 22 will complete the space. Along with beautifying the grounds and providing an outdoor learning space, Rahn Enrichment Specialist Cara Slattery said the planting itself is a learning experience for students. â€œEvery student will be involved over the course of the day, so itâ€™s a great opportunity for them to learn about trees and plants in a very hands-on way,â€? Slattery said. On the planting day, Tree Trust staff and volunteers will lead groups of students through the process of planting a tree or shrub. The students are
assigned various roles â€“ digger, planter, mulcher, waterer â€“ and trained volunteers and staff make sure the trees and shrubs are planted properly. The school is located at 4424 Sandstone Drive, Eagan, in Burnsville-EaganSchool District 191.
Community education classes Lakeville Area Community Education will offer the following classes. Call 952-232-2150 or visit www.LakevilleAreaCommunityEd.net for more information. How to Get Into College & Pay for It, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, $19 per single or couple. Yoga in Elko New Market, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 5, $49 for seven sessions. Womenâ€™s Strength Training, 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Nov. 6, $56 for six sessions. Absolutely Abs, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, $29.
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Bus rapid transit trumps $1.2 billion for rail project by Mary Sherry SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Elected officials have to weigh many competing options – usually all good – when it comes to spending taxpayer money. I should know; I am an elected official – a Burnsville City Council member to be specific. When I see the number of options competing for scarce public transit funding, I try to think like a decision maker, even if I am not the one making the decision. Thus, I must respond to the Oct. 4 editorial, “LRT needs to move ahead as part of a long-term statewide plan.” I believe the Metropolitan Council should review and potentially reconsider its investment in the Southwest Light Rail Transit project. Here is why. According to background information available, the Southwest LRT is expected to cost nearly $1.2 billion. This investment would result in approximately 15 miles of new light-rail track (and the things associated with it). In my opinion, $1.2 billion could complete a number of other transportation projects that would have a broader impact in the Twin Cities.
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Take, for example, the I-35W corridor. The Metropolitan Council is also working to develop the Orange Line using bus rapid transit. BRT, in contrast to LRT, uses buses on existing roadway corridors rather than requiring the development of a train system. There are, however, many similarities between the two. BRT buses would use their own lanes/shoulders to provide quick and efficient movement through traffic. They would follow a very regular and consistent schedule, similar to that of light rail. Most important, they would connect people to and from destinations without the need of a personal automobile. This BRT Orange Line project would require stations along the I-35W corridor at the already existing Burnsville Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Bus
Station, 98th Street, American Boulevard (near Best Buy and Southtown), 66th Street, an already constructed 46th Street station, Lake Street and several downtown Minneapolis stops. This project would also require and result in interchange improvements at I494/I-35W and Lake Street/I-35W. These interchange improvements would have the dual benefit of improving mobility for both transit users and motorists. The very roughly estimated cost for this project is $300 million, including the interchange improvements. This is obviously a very large investment, but it is only 25 percent of the base project cost for the Southwest LRT. Using that math, the Metropolitan Council could construct four similarly scoped BRT projects for the cost of the lone Southwest LRT project. Four BRT projects would also benefit a larger percentage of commuters. My opinion is not that the Southwest LRT project is a “bad” project. For three years, I commuted to downtown Minneapolis via the Hiawatha Line. It is an impressive part of the transit system. However, when I consider that this is “other people’s money,” I question the value the
entire metropolitan region would receive from this investment. To me, it seems there are other more cost-effective options to move people to and from work and recreation. This is also not a “suburban” rant against transit. As I’ve noted, I am a strong supporter of mass transit. However, I would recommend transit projects that would (likely) connect with more users and more destinations. While the Metropolitan Council may certainly have documentation that the project is cost effective, I would just point out again that $1.2 billion is a lot of money for 15 miles of track. When the city of Burnsville develops its capital improvement plans, we try to find the best value for the taxpayers in Burnsville. I’m not sure this project does that for the taxpayers in the metropolitan region. I know how I would vote on this project if I had the chance. How about you? Mary Sherry is a Burnsville City Council member serving her second term. She represents Burnsville as an alternate member of the I-35W Solutions Alliance. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
Children’s futures are on the line with levy vote by Bill Tschohl SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
It is important that Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District residents vote on Nov. 5. Our children’s futures are in our hands. We have 150,000 residents in the district with 90,000 registered voters. Typically only 33 percent of parents with children in the district schools vote per available data. In 2010 when major political offices were on the ballot 60,000 voted. In 2005 when no major offices were up for election only 18,000 voted. We will possibly see a similar low turnout this year, which means every vote really matters. Failure to pass the levy referendum will negatively affect many. District 196 has 3,600 employees, including 2,000 teachers, making it the second largest employer in the district. Approximately 70 percent of district staff lives in the district. If it is necessary to let go a number of teachers and staff, their loss of jobs will dramatically affect our local economy and home values. We are just starting to come out of a recession. Property values are starting to show signs of recovery. If the levy is not passed, it means severe cuts in employment and services throughout the school system. This could again bring down home values by as much as 5-10 percent over a period of time. If hundreds of teachers are let go, they will look for
opportunities elsewhere. This will be our loss. We have some of the best teachers. It would take years before experienced high quality teachers would want to look at our district again. We all like stability. We would like to continue to attract the best. We are the ones making decisions for young people that will affect their lives forever. We want our young people to have the same or better opportunities than we enjoyed. Voting “yes” on the levy referendum will allow students to enjoy the benefits and opportunities they deserve. The community’s attitude toward the levy appears pretty close. Favorable results will depend on voter turnout. If you are a believer in the levy, we need you to talk to your friends and neighbors about voting. On Nov. 5, voters will elect three School Board positions currently held by Art Coulson, Gary Huusko and Mike Roseen. There is only one challenger, Craig Angrimson, of Apple Valley. We
have experienced good leadership under the direction of the present School Board members and Superintendent Jane Berenz. In September Apple Valley was ranked No. 17 in the nation for cities under 50,000 on Money Magazine’s America’s Best Places to Live list. Much of this is due to the leadership of Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and the City Council and the good school system. Three cities in Minnesota in this category were selected among the top 50. These cities score high on many of the qualities that families look for in a hometown. Money Magazine reported that when deciding on a great place to live they ranked what was most important with affordable housing at 35 percent, top ranked schools at 30 percent, lots of stuff to do at 21 percent and good high paying jobs at 14 percent. This ranking helps bring business and new homeowners to the area. The School Board has already made $34 million in budget adjustments within the last four years resulting in larger class sizes. If not passed, we will see further class size increases across all grade levels, leaving less individual attention to students. The fifth-grade band program would be eliminated. Three-fourths of this year’s fifth-grade students are participating in band; future fifth-graders would not have that same opportunity if
the levy is not approved. The more than 300 ninth-grade students participating in B-team sports this year would not have the option to play for their school. Fees for those who are playing high school athletics would increase by 20 percent for all sports. And the list goes on. If the levy passes, we would not need to make those cuts and total school district taxes on the $225,000 average-value home in District 196 would increase by $56 from this year to next year. The request is to extend the district’s existing levy, which would otherwise expire in two years, and increase it by $10 million for the next 10 years. The tax impact of the current levy is $176 per year on the average-value home. If the levy increase is approved, the total tax impact would be $360 per year. Following the unsuccessful 2010 levy vote, the School Board approved a third straight year of budget adjustments which totaled $34 million over three years. It included elimination of more than 100 teaching positions. We cannot afford to see this happen again. Remember to vote on Nov. 5. The future of our children depends on you. Bill Tschohl is a resident of Apple Valley. He was a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet when he retired in 2012 after a 32year career in residential real estate. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
Letters Invest in District 196 To the editor: An assured Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca once professed, “If you can find a better car, buy it.” On Nov. 5, the residents in District 196 will have an opportunity to commit with their vote and their dollars. While the current District 196 levy does not expire for two years, a continuing operating gap with the current levy and future projected shortfalls if no levy is passed bring pause for reflection. Since 2009, the district has made over $34 million in cuts as a result of adjusted state aid that has not kept pace with inflation and student growth. As a result, class sizes have increased, hundreds of positions have been eliminated with retained employee
salaries frozen until this year, and fees increased on students who participated in co-curricular activities. If the levy is not passed, the trend will continue as Jeff Solomon, District 196 finance director, would again have to make excruitiating cuts that would negatively impact the quality of the product. The practice of defunding success, especially our schools rewarded by Minnesota’s Department of Education, and recent winners and finalists for teacher of the year within the district; is a surefire way to erode the quality of both public institutions and private enterprise. Filling a $30 million budget shortfall over the next two years can no longer be exclusively addressed through pencilsharpening frugality. The objective of a levy
approval is to provide the best opportunity for all children to succeed artistically, academically, and athletically while still maintaining a quality, value-conscious investment in education. A yes vote on the levy translates to countless rewards in classroom achievement, band performances, gifted and talented programs, and B-team athletics with a support staff retained to manage a challenging, yet leveled, classroom size. What better investment could be made for less than $5 more a month in total school taxes (based on the average district home value this year) that enhances our students’ knowledge and experience to provide the spark for our next generation of achievers? A bill with our 16th President on it buys
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a whole lot now and vests pass, District 196 will cut many future returns. $30 million over the next Vote YES on Nov. 5. two academic years and our schools, students, and JEFF BECKER community will pay the Eagan price. Why pass this tax levy? District 196 has excelLevy approval lent schools and it is best would avoid for all in our community, the young and the old, more cuts that we keep it that way. To the editor: The education our young District 196 has a tax people receive in District levy vote on the November 196 gives them the tools ballot. If this levy does not they need to lead fulfilling
and productive lives, to become contributors to society, and to compete in the local, national, and global economy. Our entire community benefits from the excellent education our students receive in District 196, even for households without school-aged children. Good schools help the community by building a stronger and better See LETTERS, 6A
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School Board sets 2014 levy maximum Action reverses prior decision
by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
The Lakeville Area School Board approved a proposed maximum 2014 levy (without referendum) of $30.2 million at an Oct. 8 meeting. Michael Baumann, District 194 executive director of business services, said the amount is a 5 percent reduction from the $31.8 million levy of 2013 and the maximum allowed by the Minnesota Department of Education. The proposed levy amount could still be reduced before final adoption of the levy in December. Last month, the board had authorized certification for a $31.6 million levy maximum, but Baumann said the Department of Education implemented unprecedented changes to the levy calculations after deadline. He said the changes, caused because state sales tax revenues were less than anticipated, affected school districts across the state. In Lakeville, Baumann said the changes caused a reduction in the general fund component of the levy. According to the district, 80 percent of general fund revenue ($104.2 million 2012-13) is from the state; about 18 percent is
from local taxes, and about 2.5 percent is federally funded. Since 2008, district data shows state money to its general fund has increased and enrollment is on a decline. The district received $9,480 per student in 2013, down from $9,567 in 2012, but more than 2011 when the district was paid $9,148 per student, according to a district data sheet. Most years, per-student funding has not kept up with per-pupil spending from the general fund, which in 2011 was $9,493, $9,117 in 2012 and $9,616 in 2013, according to District 194. In three years, the district reported student has enrollment dropped by about 4 percent, from 11,084 students in 2010 to 10,625 students in 2013. The amount levied by the district has also varied over the years, according to its data. From 2005 to 2009, the districtâ€™s levy increased from $21.8 million to $32.3 million; in 2011, it hit a high of $33.3 million and has been on the decline since; this year it was $31.8 million, down from $32.1 million in 2012. The district reported 51 percent of the proposed 2014 levy without referendum will be used to fund debt, 46 percent is to cover
the general fund and 3 percent goes to community services, including school age care, early childhood education, home visits and services for adults with disabilities. A truth in taxation meeting to receive public comment is Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the district office at 7 p.m. The board is expected to certify the final levy at its Dec. 10 meeting. Under prior information from the state, the board had passed on Sept. 27 a maximum levy of $31.6 million, $200,000 less than the district had initially proposed. School Board Member Bob Erickson had requested the $200,000 budget reduction because the district is seeking a $5.6 million levy referendum in the Nov. 5 special election. He suggested making the cuts from the proposed levy increase for retiree benefits. In 2012, the district added a $604,000 levy to fund retiree benefits that include life and health insurance. The district had proposed increasing the retiree benefit funding to $805,656. In prior years, the benefits were funded through the general fund. Laura Adelmann is at laura. email@example.com.
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Opinion LETTERS, from 4A educated labor force, attracting talented, able, and educated people, attracting high quality employers, decreasing crime, dropout rates, and delinquency, and increasing property values. If this levy does not pass, District 196 will need to cut $10 million for 2014-15, and $20 million for 2015-2016. It already cut $34 million, including more than 100 teachers, in the last four years. Additional wholesale cuts will negatively impact our students’ schooling and educational experiences. What happens if the new tax levy does not pass on Nov. 5? Class sizes will increase, fifth-grade band and some middle school athletics will disappear, fees will increase for academics, arts, and athletics, student support staff and gifted and talented funding will decrease, and more cuts will be made. District 196 has cut enough in the past four years. What are the tax implications of this proposed levy? For the average house in the school district, valued at $225,000, overall property taxes would increase by $56 comparing last year to next year if the levy were to pass. I am certainly willing to pay the additional taxes to support our schools. I hope others are, too. Please vote to pass the new school levy tax for District 196 on Nov. 5. DONNA GIBBONS Apple Valley
Vote yes for our local community To the editor: On Nov. 5, District 196
residents will have the opportunity to vote on a levy referendum question that will provide additional funding for our public schools. The District 196 administration has provided the relevant facts that help answer the questions that many of us have such as, “What will be cut if the levy is not passed?”, “What cuts has the District already made?”, and “How will the levy affect my property taxes?” on its website (district196.org). I encourage everyone to get informed before voting on Election Day. In addition to understanding the financial details of the levy, I would encourage voters to consider two other factors you will not see on the district’s website. • We live in a global economy that rewards the best educated. Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders and employees. District 196 schools must produce world-class students who can compete not only across the state of Minnesota, but across the globe. A well-educated workforce is essential to our local economy and Minnesota’s long-term economic success. • Supporting the levy benefits our community directly. The additional money raised by the levy does not flow back to the state or federal government. We have witnessed everything from education payment shifts at the state, to the current government shutdown and debt ceiling debate at the federal level. The local levy on the ballot this fall helps to ensure the financial stability of our schools despite the political games played by state and federal politicians. Making further cuts to
our local schools is not a long-term winning strategy. Supporting the levy will directly benefit our local schools, our children, and the future talent pool for local businesses. Vote “yes” on Nov. 5 in support of strong District 196 schools. MICHAEL GRONEBERG Eagan
‘Macy’s, now open on Thanksgiving To the editor: The world we share and these lives we lead have an order (or balance) that pervades them. Examples of this are so commonplace we often do not think about them. Some examples: Citizens have rights and responsibilities; people have moms and dads, etc. Sadly, such order is not always clear to us in everyday life. Despite our lack of clarity, we do well when we attempt to properly balance our civic lives and personal lives that mirrors the larger common order. Why am I reviewing such a seemingly arcane bit of philosophy? Because sometimes things that seem to me to be violations of this order have a direct and negative impact on others. One such example is Macy’s recent announcement that it is breaking a 155-yearold tradition in order to be open on Thanksgiving Day. I won’t pick on Macy’s. They are simply the most recent business to follow a trend that has more and more retail workers away from their family and friends on that special Thursday and the wee hours of Black Friday when families should be spending time togeth-
er. The Legislature spends quite a bit of time discussing policies like the minimum wage, a livable wage, and what the correct balance is that will reward labor without raising costs to a level that reduces employers’ ability to hire people. These are good and important discussions. It is right that people are rewarded for their labors. It is right that businesses can conduct their work with a great degree of freedom. It is clear that the Legislature cannot and should not be the chief mediator between people and employers. The preceding observations are simply prologue to this simple request. Can we as parents, children, consumers and employers please restrain our shopping impulses for one day? Would you be willing to hold off shopping for 24 hours in order to have your son, daughter, mother, father, relatives or friends around the table with you on Thanksgiving Thursday? There is a bigger order to these lives we share. We are more than consumers. We are family! DAN HALL State senator, District 56, Burnsville
Obermueller’s orchestra To the editor: Second District candidate Mike Obermueller believes that positive contributions come from various sources in a government that works well together for people who have an investment in it. His belief comes from a commitment to underlying harmony, based on the shared promise of opportunity for, and the well-being of, the people in our diverse country. Obermueller pursued this policy effectively in his work as a state representative in the Legislature in St. Paul, helping to forge bipartisan agreements on education and economic development.
In recent weeks people in Congress have insisted they are right, and that government needs to run according to their scenario and script. Musically, they want to write the score. And we’ve heard some jarring, expensive clinkers in the public discourse lately. As a kid, I remember an ad about integration and tolerance. It featured Benny Goodman’s ethnicallymixed jazz quartet, with African-Americans, a Jew, and a Polish-Catholic. This diverse group played together with the excellence, balance and harmony that America sought in postwar years. Obermueller is a candidate for Congress who remains true to his beliefs, and believes sacrifices in personal opinion can sometimes forward orderly progress in our society. Unlike some, he thinks there can be a positive role to take when a challenge isn’t being addressed elsewhere. He supports the ability of our government to pay its debt, and to avoid unnecessary expenditure from needless shutdown. Interestingly, Obermueller suggests we can do this by listening and harmonizing well together.
In addition, class sizes in Lakeville public schools are the highest in the metropolitan area. This is occurring while our teachers have to deal with ever increasing challenges including special needs students of all ability levels, lock down security training, and more. The simple fact is that our schools cannot offer nearly the same level of education to our students as other districts when our revenue per student is lowest of all the large metro districts. Even if this levy passes our revenue per student will still be in the bottom third of all large metro districts. This levy will not bring back all the programs that have been cut, nor will it lower our class sizes to appropriate levels. But at least it will avoid further deterioration of the school system that we moved here for 18 years ago. For the sake of our community, I urge all voters to get to the polls and vote yes on Nov. 5. Every vote counts!
PAUL HOFFINGER Eagan
More education on levy
Every levy vote counts
To the editor: After reading the latest round of letters supporting the School District 196 levy, it appears more education is in order. After adjusting for the new state funding, passing the levy will increase taxes on the average valued house by $58. But defeating the levy would result in a decrease of $128. That’s still a $186 swing, which is the actual cost of the new levy over the next two years. Then add the cost of extending the current levy for an additional eight years and the 10year cost is still around $3,250. That’s obviously more than a few cups of coffee per week.
TOM TRAUB Lakeville
To the editor: As a resident of Lakeville for the past 18 years I have sadly witnessed the dismantling of our Lakeville public school system. Of the 20 largest metropolitan school districts we are now at the bottom of the list in per pupil funding. Because of this lack of financial support our schools have had to eliminate or cut back on many programs including, but not limited to, elementary art and band, our successful middle school teaming, early bird classes and even foreign languages even though our students will have to com- KEVIN pete for jobs in a global SCHLEPPENBACH economy. Apple Valley
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Burnsville looks to strengthen massage ordinance by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Burnsville will take a fresh look at its massage licensing ordinance, City Council members agreed at an Oct. 15 work session. Police Capt. Jef Behnken said city staffers are considering ways to close â€œloopholesâ€? in the ordinance and ensure that Burnsville massage businesses practice the â€œprofessional standards our community wants.â€? In an interview, Behnken said there have been reports of website postings
about â€œeroticâ€? activities at some Burnsville massage businesses. Asked about possible prostitution, he said thereâ€™s â€œno prostitution at all that weâ€™re aware of â€? at any of the businesses. In looking to strengthen its ordinance, Burnsville is following the lead of other cities including Bloomington, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Rochester and Woodbury. The Police Department, city licensing staff and city attorney are seeking ordinance changes that would provide for regular inspec-
tions of the businesses, which donâ€™t happen now. Theyâ€™re seeking language to require â€œappropriate body coverings for employees and customers.â€? Other proposed changes are requiring visibility into the businesses (but not the treatment rooms) and ensuring â€œappropriate advertising practices.â€? â€œI would hope youâ€™d also take a look at websites,â€? Council Member Mary Sherry said. â€œThatâ€™s the current focus,â€? Behnken replied. City staffers also want
language reaffirming that the city will investigate all massage license applicants. The city plans to hold a meeting with existing licenseholders and have ordinance changes ready for council action by next March. Council Member Bill Coughlin wondered what massage services affiliated with medical clinics would have to say about new regulations. â€œWhateverâ€™s good for one will have to be good for all,â€? he said. The city has issued 50
licenses for massage â€œenterprisesâ€? â€” 40 of them with storefronts and 10 that provide outcall services at various locations. A total of 172 people have massage licenses that allow them to work at only one storefront location. In July 2011 the council approved ordinance changes requiring professional certification and a minimum number of training hours in massage therapy. The council established a new fee schedule to cover the cost of background checks.
â€œConsideration was also given for the existing licenseholders in place at the time of adoption of the ordinance,â€? a city staff report said. â€œAlso, input was sought from the existing licenseholders and business community as part of the process.â€? Since those changes, â€œthere have been some concerns about inadequacies in the ordinance,â€? the report said. John Gessner can be reached at (952) 846-2031 or email email@example.com.
Lakeville woman, family place Split with religion came with consequences hopes on brain surgery â€˜Deliverance at Handâ€™ author set to speak Oct. 20 in Apple Valley
by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Lori Williams rarely leaves the house anymore. The 38-year-old Lakeville wife, mother, former active volunteer, sales professional and car racing fan has been sidelined with torticollis and dystonia, progressively debilitating conditions that cause uncontrollable muscle spasms and upper body contortions that leave her in excruciating pain. â€œShe has spasms in her neck, her head tilts to the side and she canâ€™t straighten up,â€? said friend Natalie Bartyzal of Lakeville. Loriâ€™s conditions have become so bad that she has been at home on a morphine drip for about two years, while her husband Andy Williams struggles to care for her and their two sons, while managing work, daily responsibilities, the house and paying rapidly mounting medical bills. Loriâ€™s disorders were triggered after she suffered multiple injuries in three separate car crashes she did not cause, including a rear-end collision and a passenger-side car crash during a ride-along with a Burnsville police officer. That crash was so severe that Andy said rescuers had to cut her out of the squad car, which was hit by a driver running a red light. Lori has spent years meeting doctors around the country, seeking some kind of treatment for her increasingly painful and debilitating symptoms. Nobody offered hope until she met Dr. Michael Rezak, a Chicago neurologist who is now giving the couple hope that Lori can return to a normal life. Previously, Lori was active in Lakevilleâ€™s sports community, a busy mom devoted to her family, including sons Chris, 15, and a student at Lakeville South High School, and Cameron, 11, a sixth-grader at Kenwood Trail Middle School. She and Andy served for about five years as commissioners of the Lakeville Baseball Associationâ€™s in-house program and helped coach their boysâ€™ various teams; Lori was well known for helping others in the community and supported her brotherâ€™s racing activities at Elko Speedway. Lori used to work in sales; more recently she ran a child care. Now, Lori is confined to a wheelchair, barely able to stand and in constant pain. â€œShe wants to go back to work,â€? Andy said. â€œShe hates staying home.â€? With Rezak, Lori has new hope of returning to a closer reflection of her previous life.
by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Lori Williams She is scheduled to undergo brain surgery in December to implant two electrodes that would eventually receive mild shock waves. Andy said the treatments are expected to reduce the pain and alleviate symptoms. Preparing for the surgery requires the family to make five or six trips to Chicago, with Andy taking days off his job with the city of Minneapolis and adding to the pile of medical bills. â€œWeâ€™re struggling,â€? Andy said. â€œThere are a lot of medical bills we are trying to pay that puts a damper on everything. There is not an ounce of extra money.â€? Andy said he is also frequently fighting with the insurance company to cover treatments. A fundraiser is planned 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Babeâ€™s Sports Bar & Grill, 20685 Holyoke Ave. in Lakeville. Tickets are $10 at the door and will include a raffle and silent auction; beer will be free from 6-8 p.m. Auction items include a wall of wine, Pahlâ€™s Market gift basket and a Lakeville South High School rhinestone studded sweatshirt and mittens. Funds raised will help pay for travel, a motorized wheelchair and medical bills. Andy said they are grateful for support they have received, noting it is difficult for them to ask for help, but their situation is dire. â€œShe has never been in a crash she caused,â€? Andy said. â€œShe was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.â€? Donations to help the family can also be made at US Bank, 20191 Iberia Ave., Lakeville MN, 55044, care of the Lori J. Williams Donation Account. For more information, visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/loriwilliams2.
Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ ecm-inc.com.
Apartment property manager charged with theft, forgery Alleged thefts of rent money at a Burnsville apartment complex last year are being blamed on the person who managed the property. Kathryn Ann Blankenship, 37, of Brooklyn Park, was charged Oct. 2 with felony counts of aggregating theft and check forgery. Her roommate is also charged in the alleged scheme. Burnsville police received a report last December of employee theft at Shalimar Estates Apartments, 13332 Parkwood Drive. An audit by owner Gaughan Cos. showed rent deposits totaling $6,548 missing for October and November, according to the criminal complaint. Interviewed by a company official, Blankenship said she had deposited all
Raised a Jehovahâ€™s Witness, James Zimmerman says his break with the religion at age 31 came with painful repercussions. â€œImmediately, there was a lot of anxiety, confrontation with friends and family, because people who leave are shunned,â€? said the Burnsville native, now 38. â€œThose were difficult things to handle at first because that was my life.â€? Zimmerman, who was a member of two Dakota County congregations of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses, chronicles his split with the religion in the memoir â€œDeliverance at Hand: The Redemption of a Devout Jehovahâ€™s Witness.â€? Zimmerman will be discussing his book as the featured speaker at the Minnesota Atheistsâ€™ meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Apple Valley Community Cen-
ter, 14603 Hayes tionship with his Road. The event four grandparis free and open ents, who are all to the public. members of the Two years afchurch. ter leaving the â€œThere are some Jehovahâ€™s Witvery powerful nesses, Zimmerfamily dynamics man got involved James at play in Jamesâ€™s with the Min- Zimmerman story that I think nesota Atheists, are quite interestserving as editor ing and identifiof the nonprofit groupâ€™s able to many of us renewsletter, as well as host gardless of religious â€“ or of the â€œAtheists Talkâ€? non-religious â€“ identity,â€? television show. Jayne said. Now a St. Paul resiâ€œI think James does a dent and employed by a wonderful job illustratTwin Cities medical de- ing his struggle with comvice company, he remains ing out to family, friends active in the Minnesota and colleagues about his Atheists as a member atheist identity.â€? of the groupâ€™s editorial â€œDeliverance at board. Handâ€? was published Minnesota Atheists this month by Minnepresident Eric Jayne, of sota-based Freethought Apple Valley, said â€œDe- House and is available liverance at Handâ€? helps through online bookto shed light on the fall- sellers such as Amazon. out that can occur when More about the book is someone leaves a reli- at www.facebook.com/ gious community. deliveranceathand. For Zimmerman, one consequence of leaving Email Andrew Miller at the Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses andrew.miller@ecm-inc. was the end of his rela- com.
the money in the company bank account and denied taking any of it, the complaint said. The official interviewed several tenants from whom rent was missing. They said they gave Blankenship money orders, and she advised them to leave â€œpay to the order ofâ€? blank, the complaint said. Copies of four of the money orders were obtained. Three were made payable to Blankenship and one to her roommate, the complaint said. They were cashed at Walmart stores. The company official also said rent cash payments made by two tenants on Dec. 2, totaling $2,440, were missing, the complaint said. Police interviewed tenants and obtained search
warrants. According to the complaint, their investigation showed that between last Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, Blankenship cashed three money orders totaling $672 at a Bloomington Walmart, two money orders totaling $600 at the Burnsville Walmart, and a $350 money order at an unknown location. Also during that period, the roommate, Rachael Elizabeth Ekholm, cashed a $302 money order at the Burnsville Walmart and an $800 money order at an unknown location, the complaint said. Ekholm, 34, of Minneapolis, is also charged with felony aggregating theft and check forgery. â€” John Gessner
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Business â€˜Real WorldReadyâ€™ career fair set for Oct. 23 at BHS
Workforce Investment Board appoints new members
In celebration of Minnesota Manufacturers Week Oct. 20-26, the city of Burnsville, the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce and School District 191 will hold a â€œReal World Readyâ€? Career Day Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Burnsville High School. The career fair, open to BHS students, will feature a number of Burnsville STHEM businesses (science, technology, health care, engineering and math). Burnsville currently ranks 10th among Min-
At its meeting on Oct. 1, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners appointed Claire Giancola-Belmares, director of talent acquisition â€“ Thomson Legal at Thomson Reuters, and Vance Boelter, plant manager at Lettieriâ€™s in Shakopee, to the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board. G i a n c o l a - B e l m a re s will fill a vacancy on the board representing large business in the private
nesota cities for number of manufacturing firms, and more than 1,000 of those businesses have a STHEM base of employment. Burnsville business representatives are invited to hear Bill Blazer, senior vice president of public affairs and business development with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, speak on â€œHow is Minnesotaâ€™s Economy Changing.â€? Stacy Klein Dahlin, a Minnesota Workforce specialist, will address BHS students on â€œCareer Op-
tions of the Future.â€? Blazerâ€™s address is from 8-8:45 a.m. Dahlinâ€™s is from 9-9:45 a.m. The career fair is from 10 a.m. to noon. Businesses interested in hosting a career fair booth or attending the Bill Blazer presentation should contact the Burnsville chamber at 952-898-5642 or at maranda@burnsvillechamber. com. For more information visit www.burnsville.org/ whyburnsville.
sector. She has more than 15 years of experience in human resources, holds numerous certifications and maintains memberships in various human resource associations and boards. Boelter will fill a vacancy on the board representing small business in the private sector. He has extensive experience in the food manufacturing industry and currently oversees production operations, quality,
maintenance, safety and research/development projects at Lettieriâ€™s. The Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board oversees employment and training programs in Dakota and Scott counties and is a state leader in developing innovative programs administered through WorkForce Centers in Burnsville, Shakopee and West St. Paul.
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The AAA Patrick Bevan Insurance Agency in Apple Valley will hold a Trick-N-Greet open house in celebration of its oneyear anniversary from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. The event will feature mini pork sandwiches, cotton candy, beverages and Halloween activities. A bake sale also will be held with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Letâ€™s Dish Komen-Minnesota affiliate. celebrates The agency is at 7600 147th St. W., Suite 102, Apple Valley. 10 years Call 952-891-5566 for more inLetâ€™s Dish will mark its 10th formation. anniversary with special offers and samples from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at its five Twin
Home Depot helps Majestic Hills On Oct. 11, The Home Depot Foundation transformed Majestic Hills Ranch, a therapeutic horse-riding facility in Lakeville. More than 20 Team Depot associates updated the facility so that the ranch can continue to serve the veterans who utilize it. Home Depot volunteers helped to build a retaining wall and wheelchair ramp. They also updated landscaping and painted sheds. The effort was part of The Home Depot Foundationâ€™s third annual Celebration of Service campaign, a two-month initiative between Sept. 11 and Veterans Day.
Aid offered to members affected by shutdown US Federal Credit Union, Burnsville, is offering aid and education to federal employees who have been affected by the recent government shutdown. Borrower Resources is a program provided by US Federalâ€™s asset protection department and
includes easy-to-use tools designed to help members through times of financial strain. These resources include loan consolidation, loan payment relief and loan restructuring. US Federal offers a signature loan program to get money in membersâ€™ accounts fast and which requires no collateral. Members can borrow small amounts at a short term and defer the first payment for up to 90 days. US Federal is also offering penalty-free withdrawals on USFCU share certificates to those impacted by the federal government shutdown. US Federal members are always eligible for free, one-to-one financial counseling through Lutheran Social Service. For more information or to set up a complimentary session, visit www.lssmn.org/debt-counseling. If the shutdown persists, visit www.usfed.org to learn more about helpful seminars hosted by US Federal and Lutheran Social Service. The â€œSurviving the Shutdownâ€? education program is a free, no-obligation benefit of US Federal Credit Union.
Cyber security summit is Oct. 22-23 The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is sponsoring Cyber Security Summit 2013 on Oct. 22-23 in Minneapolis. The focus of the summit is to educate attendees on cyber threats and provide actionable solutions. This yearâ€™s summit will showcase prominent keynote speakers and panel discussions, a VIP reception, networking opportunities and an exhibit area featuring leading industry organizations. Topics addressed at the summit will include risk management, security intelligence, the privacy debate, the executive response, data breach and the consequences of inaction. Summit participants will learn about the security strategies that are working today, the strategies that are not working and the latest trends in cyber security. Online registration is available at cybersecuritysummit. org.
Calendar To submit items for the Business Calendar, email: email@example.com. Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce events: â€˘ Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9:3010 a.m., ribbon cutting, Jay F. Jeweler, 7587 W. 148th St., Apple Valley. â€˘ Thursday, Oct. 24, 5-7 p.m., Business After Hours, Anchor Bank, 14665 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Information: Kristy Cleveland at 952432-8422, firstname.lastname@example.org. â€˘ Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8:30-10 a.m., Apple Valley
Business Watch, Apple Valley Municipal Center - City Council Chambers, 7100 147th St. W., Apple Valley. Training by Apple Valley Heart Restart program. RSVP to info@ avbizwatch.org or by calling Officer Mike Tietz, 952-9532709. Burnsville Chamber of Commerce events: â€˘ Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8:309:30 a.m., Chamber 101, Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, 350 W. Burnsville Parkway, G level conference room, Burnsville. Free. Information: 952-435-6000, maranda@bur nsvillechamber.
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9 a.m., Breakfast With Champions â€“ Leading Your Team to Higher Levels of Performance, Argosy University, 1515 Central Parkway, Eagan. Speaker: Dr. Jim Bohn. Cost: $20 members, $30 nonmembers. Information: Jessy Annoni, 651-288-9202, firstname.lastname@example.org. â€˘ Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30-9 a.m., Legislative Breakfast Series â€“ Education for the Future, The Commons on Marice, 1380 Marice Drive, Eagan. Speakers: Sen. Greg Clausen, Rep. Anna Wills. ISD 196 Superintendent Jane Berenz will be on hand to
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discuss the District 196 levy referendum. Cost: $25. Information: Jessy Annoni, 651288-9202, email@example.com. â€˘ Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:30-9 a.m., ISD 197 School Board Candidate Forum, Mendota Heights City Hall, 1101 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights. Information: Jessy Annoni, 651-288-9202, jannoni@ dcrchamber.com. Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce events: â€˘ Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., CAbi open house with fashion stylist Karen McDonald, chamber
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Judge appointed to fill Meadowview, Timberwolves form pack district court vacancy Program designed by Joe McCarthy catches the eye of NBA Colleen Goggins King, of New Prague, was appointed to fill the First Judicial District Court vacancy created by the retirement earlier this year of Michael V. Sovis, of Apple Valley. King, who will be chambered at Hastings, works as a partner with New Prague-based Wornson, Goggins, Zard, Neisen, Morris & King, where she maintains a general practice that includes family law, criminal defense, estate planning, probate, conservator/ guardianship matters and civil litigation. â€œThroughout her career, (she) has demonstrated a strong commitment to justice, and to the well-being of her community,â€? Gov. Mark Dayton said on Tuesday of the appointment he made based on the Commission on Judicial Selectionâ€™s recommendation. â€œI am pleased to appoint (her) to serve as district court judge, and I am confident she will serve the people of the First District with distinction.â€? Previously, King served as a part-time pub-
lic defender for Scott, Dakota and McLeod counties and was an attorney with Apple Valley-based McDonough, Wagner & Ho. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from the College of St. Benedict and her juris doctorate from the Hamline University School of Law. King is a founding board member of the New Prague Area Education Foundation, a member of the Rotary of New Prague and a volunteer teacher for St. Wenceslaus Churchâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Liturgy. Sovis, who retired after he pleaded guilty to and was sentenced in May for third-degree driving under the influence stemming from his Dec. 24, 2012, arrest in St. Paul, was appointed to the bench in 1998 by Gov. Rudy Perpich. Sovis won elections in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008. Other counties in the First Judicial District are Carver, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley. â€“ Tad Johnson
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Joe McCarthy, a physical education teacher at Meadowview Elementary in Farmington, probably gives the most popular homework of any teacher. McCarthy created a program to reward students for fitness, even though he believes thereâ€™s countless rewards already for being active. His fitness program has been so successful that itâ€™s gone statewide. During the summer, McCarthy was contacted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx organization to help motivate younger students statewide to get them moving outside of class. Students in second through eighth grades in 60 Minnesota school districts will participate in the Get Fit program, which started Wednesday and will run three months. Every 15 minutes of exercise outside of class earns one point. Each student who achieves 75 points or more will receive a free Timberwolves ticket, a poster and another NBA-
related prize. The NBA was looking for something like the NFL Play60 program, which is a youth fitness campaign focused on getting young fans active for at least 60 minutes per day. The Timberwolves are the first NBA franchise to engage in a program like this, according to McCarthy. If it takes off here, it could spread throughout the NBA. Itâ€™s worked at Meadowview. In the program, students who are active outside the school day will record their information on a form. Exercise can include playing a sport, taking a dog for a walk, playing tag, raking leaves or shoveling snow. â€œI donâ€™t want to decide what they do,â€? McCarthy said. â€œI want them to do what they want.â€? He has each student in class for 25 minutes every other day. Thatâ€™s not enough, he said, so he developed homework. Thereâ€™s no denying heâ€™s passionate about health. â€œObesity rates are on the rise,â€? he said. â€œUnless kids develop heathy eating habits and a habit of
movement early in life, it doesnâ€™t look good.â€? To McCarthy, thereâ€™s more benefits to being an active person than a ticket to a basketball game. â€œThis is affecting their academic performance,â€? McCarthy said. â€œWhen kids are active, their focus improves. The more focused, the more ready they are to learn. Theyâ€™re heathier. Theyâ€™re in school more often instead of being home sick. Every time the body moves, it creates brain cells. It relieves stress. As you feel better, you look better, youâ€™re self confidence is better. It helps you sleep better. You listen better. Thereâ€™s less problems at school.â€? Test scores at Meadowview have gone up and discipline has gone down since the program started, according to McCarthy. In the next few weeks, McCarthy is giving presentations at Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin teacher conferences about the movement and how it affects the brain. Heâ€™s the vice president of sport and physical eduction on the Central District American Alli-
ance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance board and president of the Minnesota chapter. He was the 2012 Minnesota Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, and he coaches track, basketball and soccer. Last year he helped the school win $25,000 in a contest sponsored by ChildObesity180. In the past three years he raised almost $30,000 in donations for his program. Now he has the Timberwolves and the Lynx to help inspire more young people. â€œMy biggest obstacle is lack of time with students,â€? McCarthy said. â€œHopefully they can be active all seven days after school.â€? McCarthy is out exercising as well. He competes in triathlons when heâ€™s not encouraging people to be active. For more information about the program, visit www.nba.com/timberwolves/wolvesfit. Email Andy Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Briefs Halloween Fest at Nicollet Commons Park
Skate rental and private lesson space is limited. For more information, call 952-895-4657 or visit www.burnsvilleiceThe Nicollet Commons Park Hallow- center.org. een Fest will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The festival will include an illuminated treat trail around the park, entertain- Eagan-based Cheerful ment, face painting, characters from Buck Hillâ€™s â€œFrightmares,â€? music by Givers receives award Eagan-based Cheerful Givers has Kidz Dance and more. Families are invited to come in cos- received a 2013 Top-Rated Award by tume. Cost is $5 per family. Nicollet GreatNonprofits, a provider of user reCommons Park is at 126th Street and views about nonprofit organizations. The award was based on the large Nicollet Avenue. Parking is available at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center number of positive reviews that Cheerful parking deck and the Heart of the City Givers received â€“ reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People postparking ramp. ed their personal experience with CheerGivers online at greatnonprofits.org. Halloween skating party ful Cheerful Giversâ€™ mission is to provide slated at Ice Center toy-filled birthday gift bags so that less The Burnsville Ice Center will host its fortunate parents can recognize their annual Halloween Skating Party from childâ€™s one special day with a gift. More information is at cheerfulgivers.org. noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Admission is free and skate rental is discounted to $3. Costumes are en- Divorce information couraged. This event also includes prize drawings, trick-or-treating and carnival session set Oct. 22 games. Free mini private lessons will be People considering divorce or in the offered for new skaters of any age. early stages of divorce can attend a free
informational event from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Summit Executive Offices Suites, 1500 McAndrews Road W., Burnsville. An open format will allow participants to get answers and direction. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Terryl Johnson at 952-4310805. Sponsored by Divorce Financial Directions in Burnsville.
price goes directly back to support the artisans and farmers that produce the product. Cash or checks preferred. St. John Neumann Church is at 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. For more information, contact Jeanne Creegan at 651-681-9575.
St. John Neumann and St. Thomas Becket Just Marketplace Ministry will host a Fair Trade Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the social hall at St. John Neumann. Products include handcrafts and food items made by economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers. The sale of the items provides a sustainable livelihood for these small-scale producers. Representatives will be on hand to tell the stories of the people behind the products and how fair trade helps the artisans and farmers. The Fair Trade Sale is not a fundraiser. More than 90 percent of the purchase
trails as its â€œTrail of the Month.â€? Lebanon Hills, one of seven parks within the Dakota County Parks system, spans nearly 2,000 acres and features more than 20 miles of trails for various types of use, such as hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. It has multiple trailhead options, including Holland Lake, Jensen Lake and the Visitor Center trailheads. Runnerâ€™s World is a fitness magazine published monthly throughout the United States and featured online via almost a dozen international websites. For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/parks and search Lebanon Hills.
Lebanon Hills enjoys Fair Trade Sale set Nov. the limelight Fitness magazine Runnerâ€™s World has 2 in Burnsville named Lebanon Hills Regional Parkâ€™s
Seniors Burnsville seniors The Burnsville Senior Center is located in the Diamondhead Education Center at 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. Call 952707-4120 for information
about the following senior events. Monday, Oct. 21 â€“ Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Advisory Council, 9:30 a.m.; Cribbage, 11 a.m.; Defensive Driving Refresher, noon; Pinochle, 12:45 p.m.; Enhance Fitness;
deadline, Fanny. Tuesday, Oct. 22 â€“ Cedar Lanes Bowling, 9:30 a.m.; Quilters, 9:30 a.m.; Scrabble, 10:30 a.m.; Stroke Support, 10:30 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Line Dance Beg, 12:30 p.m.; Trouba-
dours, 1 p.m.; Line Dance Adv, 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness. Wednesday, Oct. 23 â€“ Sunrise Stretch, 8:30 a.m.; Woodcarvers, 9 a.m.; Day Old Bread, 10:30 a.m.; Tai Chi MS, 11 a.m.; 500 and Bridge, 12:45 p.m.; En-
hance Fitness. Thursday, Oct. 24 â€“ Health Ins. Council, 9 a.m.; Blood Pressure, 10:15 a.m.; Fun & Friendship (program, entertainment, lunch, cards and bingo), 11 a.m.; Wood Carving, 7 p.m.; Enhance
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10A October 18, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan
Principal proposes a different kind of warm fuzzy District 194 may add its first full-time school resource dog by Laura Adelmann
Kenwood Trail Middle School sixth-grader Edward Roubinek smiles as he gives Tory, a Labrador retriever, a hug. School staff are known to also seek out visiting therapy dogs to pet and hug. (Photo by Laura Adelmann)
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Eastview Elementary Principal Taber Akin is hoping to add a fourlegged staff member at school. Akin is seeking input from school families about his proposal to incrementally introduce a trained school resource dog. He said the dog could perform a variety of functions, including providing a calming presence, motivating students and demonstrating what it means to listen and follow directions. â€œThis isnâ€™t about bringing a pet to school,â€? Akin said. â€œIâ€™m not trying to take one of my existing dogs and spend time with it. This is about making more connections with students.â€? As proposed, the school would work with Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs), a Savage organization that trains service dogs, to pick the right dog. Great effort is made to match a dogâ€™s personality and skills to the role it will play in serving people. Akinâ€™s wife, Beth, works at PawPADs and together they are active volunteers in the organization. The dog would stay at their house when not at school. The $3,500 cost for the trained dog would be covered by donations, and no district money would be used, Akin said. The resource dog would help engage students throughout the school and in special education classes. The dog would always be leashed, kennelled or in a closed room, supervised by a trained adult and kept away from students fearful of dogs or allergic
Natalie Ball, 11, reads to Tory, a PawPADs dog, during school at Kenwood Trail Middle School. (Photo by Laura Adelmann) to them. School staff would volunteer to be trained handlers, and training would be conducted during offschool hours. The dog would never go into the school cafeteria, and its initial school visits would start on a trial basis once per week to make sure the program is working. Eventually, Akin would like to have the resource dog in the school all day, every day. â€œI hope itâ€™s going to fly,â€? Akin said. â€œIâ€™m excited about it.â€? Akin said research has shown dogs in school can reduce stress and anxiety, results that reflect what Lakeville school psychologist Holly Ryan has seen at Kenwood Trail Middle School. She has used therapy dogs there for about 10 years on a limited basis and is in her third year of working with PawPADs. Students in her â€œMaking a Positive Differenceâ€? program are taught to train the dogs to perform
increasingly challenging tasks, with the goal that they eventually leave to become a service dog for a disabled person. Some of the students who benefit from working with the dogs have emotional or behavioral issues that can interfere with student achievement. Success in teaching the dog to perform a task like turning off a light switch is a confidence-builder for students. Ryan said interacting with the dogs also help students learn behavioral and social skills that can improve interactions with people. Ryan said she has seen students â€œtotally shut down,â€? crying with their head on the desk in defeat move on to have a great day after cuddling with one of the therapy dogs. â€œWhen they are upset or sad, dogs are a comfort without saying anything,â€? she said. Natalie Ball, a Kenwood Trail sixth-grader, described how being with a dog helps her and others
manage emotions. â€œWhen weâ€™re upset, they help us calm down to where we can cuddle up with them and read a book,â€? she said. The program at Kenwood Trail is small compared to the school-wide program Akin would like to employ at Eastview. He envisions the resource dog greeting students as they arrive to school, listening to students read, and participating in classroom lessons, such as demonstrating what it means to listen and follow directions. Brushing the dog could help students who struggle with fine motor skills, and walking the dog could encourage activity and serve as incentive for students to meet individual goals in behavior, social skills and academics. The dog could also be trained to tell by smell if a diabetic is in need of a shot, eliminating the need for testing. Having a dog in school would not just support students, but also staff
who may benefit from a warm friend to hug to cope with a stressful day, Akin said. The proposal is in its exploratory stage and would have to be approved by the Lakeville School Board, but he already has the support of Superintendent Lisa Snyder. District spokesperson Linda Swanson said Akin brought in one of the PawPADs service dogs to a meeting he recently had with Snyder to discuss the proposal. â€œThis dog was so amazing to me,â€? Swanson said. â€œHe was so calm. It was like it took your blood pressure down about 10 points just being around the dog.â€? Swanson said Snyder is always open to innovation. â€œLisa can look at something that is out of the ordinary, because a school resource dog is certainly out of the ordinary for an elementary school, and see the benefit to it for students,â€? she said. â€œRight now we have leadership thatâ€™s very supportive of innovation,â€? Ryan said.
Swanson said about 80 percent of families responding to Akinâ€™s resource dog survey were positive, and Akin is working to resolve concerns raised by the remaining 20 percent, which were primarily centered on finances and student allergies. He said he is committed to listening to feedback and addressing concerns. â€œWeâ€™re not just plowing ahead,â€? Akin said. â€œBut weâ€™re listening to our families.â€? He hopes to have a month-long trial to test the program, but would first seek School Board approval. â€œIt would bring another instructional tool to the school,â€? Akin said. â€œObviously, this tool has a heartbeat and a tail, but one of our goals is to have Eastview be a place students get up and want to come to, so they are excited to be here. Adding a dog is another way to do that. Itâ€™s a different type of interaction, a different kind of warm fuzzy.â€? Laura Adelmann is at laura. email@example.com.
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Ted Foreman knows the power of giving. As a 9-year-old living in a Russian orphanage, he says his life was changed when he received a shoebox filled with gifts from people who didnâ€™t know him. â€œIt made me know and feel that someone actually loved me and cared about me,â€? Foreman said. â€œI felt hope like Iâ€™ve never felt before. It was what I needed then.â€? Foreman, now an adult living in St. Cloud, related on Oct. 6 the importance of volunteering through Operation Christmas Child to Rosemount children and their parents at Community of Hope Church. His story aimed to inspire their work and show them how to appreciate their own gifts. â€œThey are in awe listening to him,â€? said Debbie Nauman, an area coordinator for Operation Christmas Child. â€œThey realize what it was like to be him. â€Ś Many people are teary-eyed after hearing him speak.â€? Foreman said the shoebox he received decades ago was the first gift he had ever received. â€œGrowing up in Russia was very difficult,â€? he said, â€œespecially because I was in an orphanage from a very young age. I lacked a loving family. I did not get to see my sisters very often. It was depressing and hopeless.â€? He said he remembers having to share everything with the other children in the orphanage. â€œI even shared a towel with my whole group of almost 20 kids,â€? he said. Foreman, a full-time
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gift-filled shoeboxes in the southern Twin Cities region, according to Nauman. She said that goal is a 10 percent increase from last year. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in more than 130 countries have received shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritanâ€™s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts. Drop-off sites for the project that will be accepting items starting Nov. 18 are River Valley Church, 14898 Energy Way, Apple Valley; Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 16200 Dodd Lane, Lakeville; Prince of Peace, 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville; and Grace Slavic Church, 1985 Diffley Road, Eagan. Local groups and organizations can still be involved. National Collection Week will be from Nov. 18-22 when a site in Minneapolis will be open to organize and send out the shoeboxes. People can visit the website www.samaritanspurse.org/operationchristmas-child to find out more.
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said he is excited to move to Eagan. â€œIt will be nice to be close to my cousins in Eagan and it has good schools. Weâ€™re very happy,â€? Ghebremedhin said. Jessica Harper is at jessica. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wescott Library Fall Book Sale will take place Oct. 23-27. Hours will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 (member preview night); 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26; and 1-3 p.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 27 (bag day). Books as well as CDs, DVDs and books on tape will be for sale. Members of the Friends of the Wescott Library gain entrance into preview night before the book sale officially begins. Members also receive a discount on
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14A October 18, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan
Sports Blaze rallies, takes section title in shootout Eastview girls denied 3rd-straight trip to state soccer by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
To Burnsville coach John Soderholm, Tuesday’s Section 3AA girls soccer final against Eastview had the makings of a state championship game. “Eastview’s a good team,” he said. “In the preseason I picked them to be the best team in the state, and they certainly played well all year.” The Lightning played particularly well in the first half of the section final, scoring the game’s first two goals. Two-goal deficits often are death to a soccer team, especially in playoff games. But the Blaze stayed calm, got back in the game and eventually won 3-2 in a shootout at Burnsville High School. It’s the second time in three years the Blaze has qualified for the state tournament and the 11th time overall. Burnsville (16-0-3), one of two undefeated teams in the Class AA girls tournament – Mounds View is the other – figures to be one of the top four seeds at state. Seedings and first-round pairings won’t be determined until this weekend. State quarterfinal games are scheduled Oct. 23-25 at Park of Cottage Grove, St. Louis Park and Chisa-
Members of the Burnsville girls soccer team celebrate their shootout win over Eastview in the section title game Tuesday. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) go Lakes high schools and nah Keirstead, one of the The best scoring opSt. Cloud State University. Blaze’s captains. “This portunity in overtime was Even Burnsville’s play- time we were determined Burnsville forward Megan ers and coaches marveled to get back in the game.” Engle’s header that Eastat their team’s comeback Abby Soderholm view goalie Christina Barover their South Subur- scored later in the first ry tipped over the crossban Conference rival. Two half to restore some of the bar. first-half goals by East- Blaze’s energy. In the shootout, Eastview forward Kellie McKeirstead redirected view’s first player missed Gahn appeared to put the a corner kick from Abby wide left and Blaze goalie two-time defending sec- Soderholm for the game- Darby Lofthus stopped tion champion Lightning tying goal with 25 minutes, the Lightning’s fourth at(13-3-3) solidly in control. 12 seconds remaining. tempt. Keirstead, Ashley “When we were down Keirstead usually plays St. Aubin, Engle and Han1-0, I thought, ‘We’re midfield or defense but is nah Mitby all scored to good,’” Soderholm said. sort of a designated scorer give Burnsville the section “Down 2-0, we started on corner kicks and free title. looking around to see if kicks. John Soderholm Maddie Haworth and any shoulders were slump- said most if not all of Brianna Lindstrom scored ing. But we didn’t see any Keirstead’s five goals this shootout goals for Eastof that.” season came in those situ- view. “In the past we’ve ations. Several Burnsville playtended to get down on “I get pretty excited ers are getting a chance to ourselves when we fell when we get a corner win a state championship behind,” said senior Han- kick,” Keirstead said. that narrowly eluded them
Cougars take back SSC cross country title South girls finish 20 points ahead of Eagan by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Lakeville South returned the favor against Eagan at the South Suburban Conference girls cross country meet, dethroning the Wildcats one year after they had taken the championship from the Cougars. South won the conference championship for the third time in four years, scoring 63 points in Friday’s meet at Eagan High School. Eagan was second with 83 points. Lakeville South and Eagan are fourth and fifth in the state coaches association Class AA rankings. Burnsville senior Vivian Hett was the individual champion, finishing the 4,000-meter course in 14 minutes, 50.8 seconds, about 15 seconds ahead of Eagan junior Anna Van Wyk. Hett finished fourth in the 2012 conference meet. Lakeville South added the South Suburban championship to its list of 2013 accomplishments, which includes a victory at the Victoria Lions Invitational on Oct. 1. The Cougars’ top seven runners finished 21st or higher at the conference meet; no other team had more than three
in the top 21. Junior Kaytlyn Larson led Lakeville South by finishing fourth in 15:23.9. Annie Brekken (12th, 15:35.8), Erin Kilbride (13th, 15:37.8), Julia Durham (15th, 15:44.6) and Jenny Machaj (19th, 15:57.6) also counted toward the Cougars’ team score. All earned all-conference recognition, as did eighth-grader Patty Jo English, who finished 20th overall. Bailey Brewster, another eighth-grader, finished 21st. Lakeville South will defend its team championship at the Section 1AA meet Oct. 24 in Owatonna. Eagan’s Van Wyk (second, 15:05.7) and Raissa Hansen (sixth, 15:29.9) placed in the top 10 individually. The Wildcats were hampered by the loss of their No. 4 runner, Olivia Mitchell, who was unable to finish the race because of cramps. Eagan coach Lisa Langenhahn said it was unlikely the Wildcats would have caught Lakeville South even if Mitchell had finished. “I don’t know if you’re ever happy with finishing second,” Langenhahn said, “but the girls were OK with the way they ran. Time goals went out the window because of the wind, so they had to concentrate on placing.” Kelli Praska finished 14th in 15:43.7 to earn a
spot on the all-conference team. Sophomores Danielle Marshall and Katie Koprowski were 27th and 34th. Eagan defends its Section 3AA girls team championship Oct. 24 at Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley. Burnsville finished fourth with 107 points, five behind third-place Prior Lake. Hett and eighthgrader Kelly Koch (fifth, 15:26.3) earned places on the all-conference team. Lakeville North was fifth with 112 points, five behind Burnsville. Eighthgrader Danielle Bellino was eighth in 15:33.9 to earn all-conference status. Courtney Earle and Emma Drangstveit finished 22nd and 23rd. Rosemount was sixth in the team competition and had two all-conference runners – senior Hannah Grim (seventh, 15:30.8) and eighth-grader Sydney Hansen (ninth, 15:34.8). Sophomore Laura Bestul finished 10th in 15:35.0 to lead Eastview, which was seventh in the team standings. Apple Valley placed eighth, with sophomore Olivia Anger (third, 15:21.7) and eighth-grader Molly Moynihan (15:46.2) earning spots on the allconference team. Email Mike Shaughnessy at email@example.com.
two years ago. Keirstead, Abby Soderholm and Amanda Hartmann started in the 2011 Class AA championship game that Burnsville lost to Wayzata in a shootout. Alyssa Blahnik also started that game but has missed the last two high school seasons because of knee injuries. She is a student manager this year. “I know I wanted to get a second chance,” Keirstead said. “Two years ago, in 10th grade, I wasn’t feeling a lot of pressure. This year there was a lot more pressure because we wanted to go back (to the state tournament).” Regardless of what happens at state, John Soderholm said the Blaze accomplished something it won’t soon forget. “This game is something they’ll remember, even when they’re as old as I am,” the coach said. “Not so much because they won, but because of the way they came back.”
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Owatonna (Section 1), Edina (2), North St. Paul (4), Prairie Seeds Academy (5), Minneapolis Southwest (6), Andover (7) and Elk River (8) also qualified for state. Senior midfielder Jack Teske scored Eastview’s game-winning goal with about six minutes remaining in the Section 3AA final. Eastview had not led before then, but had trailed 1-0 and 2-1. Pierce Erickson scored in the first half, heading in a throw-in by Sam Fluegge. Erickson just missed scoring earlier in the game, hitting the post with a shot. Eagan scored in the final minute of the first half to take a 2-1 lead into halftime, but Fluegge converted a penalty kick with about 30 minutes remaining to tie the game. A first-half goal by senior captain Jacob Punch gave Eagan its first lead. The South Suburban champion Wildcats (13-23 overall) were the section tournament’s top seed. Eastview avenged regular-season losses to two teams in the section tournament. The Lightning lost to Eagan 3-0 in its final regular-season game. Eastview also defeated Apple Valley 2-0 in the semifinals after losing to Apple Valley 1-0 in September.
The Section 3AA boys final – the second game of a doubleheader at Burnsville High School – also matched South Suburban Conference rivals. Eastview earned its third consecutive trip to the state tournament with a 3-2 victory over Eagan. The Lightning will defend the Class AA title it won in 2012. The date, lo- Email Mike Shaughnessy at cation and opponent for mike.shaughnessy@ecmnext week’s state quarter- inc.com. final game will be determined this weekend.
Rosemount still owns SSC boys cross country Irish win team title for 4th time by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Ev Berg Invitational in Owatonna. The Irish, 12th in the state Class AA rankings, will defend their championship at the Section 3AA meet Oct. 24 at Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley. Burnsville’s Ahmed was about 13 seconds ahead of Lakeville South’s Wali Ibrahim in the boys individual race. Blaze junior Faysal Mahmoud was eighth in 17:07.9. Mahmoud and Ahmed qualified for the state Class AA meet last year. Blaze senior Mitch Brown also earned a spot on the all-conference team by finishing 18th in 17:23.9. Lakeville North was third at the SSC meet with 88 points, 27 behind Rosemount and 14 behind Burnsville. All-conference runners for the Panthers were junior Justin Hanson (fourth, 16:57.4), senior Jason Windhorn (14th, 17:15.6) and sophomore Luke Anderson (17th, 17:23.4). Apple Valley finished fifth with 137 points. Junior Grant Udelhofen earned an all-conference spot by finishing seventh in 17:06.1. Eagan was sixth with 147 points. Senior Dan Podpeskar finished 20th in 17:31.4, earning an all-conference spot. Lakeville South also scored 147 points but lost a tiebreaker with Eagan for sixth place. Still, the Cougars had two individuals in the top six – Ibrahim (second, 16:41.7) and Noah Hanson (sixth, 17:01.6). Eastview was eighth in the team standings, and senior Joey Beran was 21st individually in 17:32.3 – less than one second from a place on the allconference team. He did earn honorable mention, as did teammate Tanner Leighton.
The names might change but the results don’t. Every time Rosemount’s boys have competed in the South Suburban Conference cross country championships they have left with the title. The Irish resumed their domination of South Suburban cross country last Friday, winning the team championship by 13 points over Burnsville at Eagan High School. Rosemount has won the SSC title every year since 2010, when the conference was founded. The Irish have won five conference championships in the last seven years dating to 2007, when they won the Lake Conference. Burnsville High School senior Ali Ahmed won the individual championship, completing the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 28.1 seconds. Rosemount and Burnsville had a close race for the team championship. The Irish’s fourth and fifth runners helped them carry the day by placing in the top 20, while the Blaze’s fourth and fifth runners finished 23rd and 24th. Junior Sam Ivanecky led the Irish by finishing fifth in 16:58.4. Cody Sedbrook, a senior, was ninth in 17:08.5. Ryan Condon was 12th in 17:11.9, Ryan Brumm was 16th in 17:23.2 and Clayton Smith finished 19th in 17:25.9. Rosemount’s top five runners earned all-conference recognition, which goes to the top 20 runners in the conference meet. The victory at the conference meet was the third of the season for RoseMike Shaughnessy mount, which also took first at the Email Apple Jack Invite in Lakeville and the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blaze, Wildcats football face long road to .500 by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
For Burnsville and Eagan to finish the football season at or above .500, they will have to go on a playoff run – and win some games away from home. Burnsville’s 18-15 loss to Apple Valley and Eagan’s 24-0 loss to Lakeville North last week dropped both teams to 2-5 and all but assured both will be on the road when the Class 6A playoffs start Oct. 25. In other South Suburban Conference action, Prior Lake defeated Eastview 17-7, dropping the Lightning to 3-4 over-
all. Eastview could still be in line for a first-round playoff home game with a victory over winless Bloomington Kennedy on Wednesday (that game took place after this edition went to press). Burnsville played host to Prior Lake in the annual “Battle of Savage” on Wednesday. That rivalry was born in 2010 when the South Suburban Conference formed, placing the Blaze and Lakers in the same league. The Dan Patch Trophy was introduced in 2010, with Prior Lake winning it the last three years. The Blaze jumped in front against Apple Valley when Ben
Sherman returned a fumble 97 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Apple Valley scored the game’s next 18 points before Burnsville responded in the fourth quarter on Will Reger’s 2-yard touchdown run. Reger also passed to Camden Traetow for a two-point conversion, but that was as close as Burnsville could get. Reger completed 11 of 17 passes for 96 yards, rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries, and made 11 tackles on defense. Jahvonta Wilson gained 74 yards on 18 carries and Sherman ran three times for 40 yards. D.J. Fulton caught five passes for 50 yards.
Jaron Holt led the defense with 12 tackles and also intercepted a pass. Eagan’s offense struggled to get anything going against Lakeville North, yet the Wildcats trailed only 10-0 going into the fourth quarter. Two more touchdowns by North put the game out of reach. The Wildcats had the ball for just 42 plays, managed five first downs and gained 93 yards. Sam Zenner rushed for 51 yards on 15 attempts. Joe Kovach led the Eagan defense with 17 tackles, including eight unassisted. Hogan Marshall had nine tackles and an in-
terception. Bryndan Matthews recovered a fumble. Eagan went to Apple Valley on Wednesday for its regularseason finale. Prior Lake’s Alex Hart scored both of his team’s touchdowns in last Friday’s game at Eastview, including a 35-yard fumble return in the third quarter that stretched the Lakers’ lead to 10-0. Eastview pulled within 10-7 on Will Rains’ 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter before Hart scored on a 1-yard run late in the game. Email Mike Shaughnessy at email@example.com.
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Asian carp expert: Invasive species can be controlled Healthy game fish populations prey on Asian carp by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
The spread of the invasive fish is not without its ironies, Asian carp expert Duane Chapman said. Chapman, who helped draft national policy on Asian carp, appeared at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, Oct. 8, as part of a speakers’ series sponsored by the Freshwater Society. “(Chapman) knows one heck of a lot about carp,” professor Peter Sorensen of the University of Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center said. Asian carp were originally imported into the United States in keeping with the “Silent Spring” ethos, Chapman said. That is, the fish could eat unwanted vegetation or perform other biological chores without humans needing to rely on the use of chemicals. The story that these imports escaped into American waters because of flooding of fish ponds is a myth, Chapman said. Within a year of introduction, silver carp were caught in the wild, Chapman said. Silver carp – famed leapers and one of the Asian carp varieties considered invasive – are capable of jumping 10
Asian carp expert Duane Chapman gives a presentation at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, Oct. 8, as part of a speakers’ series sponsored by the Freshwater Society. Chapman believes controls can be found to manage Asian carp. (Photo by T.W. Budig) feet in the air and emptying boats by slamming boat throttles into high, Chapman said. In a sense, Asian carp provide verification to the history-repeats-itself theory. That’s because common carp, which dirty water by tearing up vegetation, were knowingly introduced into the United States in the 1870s, according to the University of Minnesota. “They’re good buddies,” Sorensen said of the carp, adding that the two groups don’t compete because their feeding
habits are different. Although flatly saying biologists are not very good at risk assessment when it comes to Asian carp, these invasive species can be controlled, Chapman said. It took years to develop controls for sea lampreys, once depleting trout in the Great Lakes, but it was done. “We got a shot here, too,” Chapman said. Currently, the vanguard of Asian carp on the Mississippi River is at Lock and Dam 19 in Keokuk, Iowa, Chapman explained. While dried
remains of a silver carp were found this summer on a dam abutment near Winona, he noted, there’s nothing like a full-scale invasion upriver at this time. “I wouldn’t sell my boat yet,” Chapman said. “(There are) very, very few fish upriver.” It remains a big question whether Asian carp can reproduce in Minnesota waters, he said. Not that there isn’t biological potential. One female Asian carp carried more than three million eggs, and the carp can
spawn at different times of the year. “They’re really fecund,” Chapman said. This is a worry. Asian carp are capable of filtering out 90 percent of larger suspended plant matter in water. Because Asian carp can filter materials as small as 4 microns, or, as a decimal, 0.00016 inches, researchers are looking at developing toxins so small as to only poison Asian carp. Studies from Europe suggest Asian carp can negatively affect game fish populations. Asian carp can get big. A bighead carp caught in Missouri weighed 106 pounds, Chapman said. Healthy game fish populations are considered one means of controlling Asian carp, and Chapman noted that bluegills, black bass and catfish prey on Asian carp, the latter capable of eating silver carp that are almost a foot long. Asian carp spawn in rivers, and it’s believed the minimum length of river needed for spawning is 26 miles, Chapman said. While taking questions, Chapman was asked about erratic environmental DNA testing results for Asian carp in Minnesota, one batch showing positive hits for Asian carp above the Coon Rapids Dam, for instance, with later testing failing to replicate the results. Chapman in-
dicated that he interprets DNA testing results cautiously. It doesn’t take much to get a piece of Asian carp DNA upriver, he said. More sensitive forms of testing are needed, Chapman said. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries manager Brad Parsons, one of the panelists at the lecture, indicated that while a full-blown invasion of Asian carp into Minnesota waters could be years away, things could also change rapidly. “No, we can’t stay hyper-vigilant,” Parsons said of the current level of focus on Asian carp. But Parsons spoke of keeping active in efforts to curb the spread of the carp. Sorensen spoke of the state being at the beginning of the Asian carp invasion. Minnesotans are tracking the issue. A poll released in August by the Stop Carp Coalition showed six out of 10 Minnesotans reported hearing a lot or some about a fish called the Asian carp. While ironies exist with Asian carp, an irony of sorts also existed with Chapman’s visit. Because of the federal government shutdown, Chapman, a federal employee, came as a private citizen. Tim Budig can be reached at tim.budig@ecm-inc. com.
Vermillion River Watershed open house is Oct. 22 Every 10 years, the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization updates its plan that defines top issues and priorities for managing the water resources in the 335-square-mile Vermillion River Watershed in Dakota County and
southeastern Scott County. The organization will kick off the 2015 watershed plan update at a meeting for stakeholders and the public from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Dakota County Extension and Conserva-
tion Center, 4100 220th St. W., Farmington. A brief presentation, summary of issues and priorities identified so far, and addition of new topics, will take place from 3-4:30 p.m., followed by an open house until 6 p.m. when the
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Varsity starter since 8th grade, 2010-12 Star Tribune All-Metro First Team; 2011-12 St. Paul Pioneer Press First Team; 2011 Breakdown Minnesota’s Best of the Best; 2011 ESPN Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year Runner Up; 2011 ESPN National Gatorade Player Top 10; 2011 Prep Volleyball High School AllAmerican; 2011 National Sophomore of the Year; 2011, Minnesota State Single Season Kill Record (716), Finished #1 Prep Volleyball National Rankings, 2012 St. Paul Pioneer Press Player of the Year; 2012 Star Tribune Player of the Year; 2012 KARE 11 Athlete of the Week; 2012 Breakdown Player of the Year; 2012 Channel 4 CBS/WCCO Athlete of the Week; 2012 Prep Volleyball National Junior Player of the Year; 2012 Mizuno/Volleyball Girls’ High School All-American First Team Alyssa leads the state in kills with 390 so far this season. She had 41 kills in 4 sets against Eagan. She has verbally committed to Marquette University. The Lakeville North team is undefeated in match play.
Mark Ruhl proves once again that he is an integral part of the Lakeville South Offense. The Senior Captain lines up behind the quarterback as a runner, and out wide as a receiver and gets the job done both as a rusher and pass catcher. Mark’s ability lends itself to Special Teams, where he makes his mark as a kick returner. His efforts almost single handedly helped the Cougars beat Wayzata, one of the top teams in the state. When leading in a game, the Cougars rely on Mark to seal the game by gaining first downs. When behind, the Cougars trust that Mark Ruhl will come up with a big play when needed to keep them in the game. To date, Mark has rushed for 420 yards, and three touchdowns. He has 13 receptions for 157 Yards. Mark Averages 20 yards gained every time he returns a kick. Ruhl’s commitment to the game of football, and his teammates bring credit on himself and Lakeville South High School. He is truly deserving of Male Athlete of the Week.
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LEGAL NOTICES *NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 194 (LAKEVILLE) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election has been called and will be held in and for Independent School District No. 194 (Lakeville), State of Minnesota, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, for the purpose of voting on the following question: ____________________________________________________________________________
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SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 194 (Lakeville) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $540 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES NO
Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 194 be approved?
BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. ____________________________________________________________________________ Passage of this referendum will result in an increase in your property taxes. The annual dollar increases for typical residential homesteads, apartments, commercial-industrial properties, and most other classes of property within the school district are as shown in the table below. For agricultural property (both homestead and non-homestead), the taxes for the proposed referendum will be based on the value of the house, garage and surrounding one acre of land only. There will be no referendum taxes paid on the value of other agricultural lands and buildings. For seasonal residential recreational property (i.e. cabins), there will be no taxes paid for the proposed referendum.
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$108 $136 $163 $190 $217 $249 $271 $325 $379 $434 $488 $542 $650 $867 $1,084 $2,168
The polling places and combined polling places for this election and the precincts served by those polling places will be as follows: POLLING PLACE:
Crossroads Church 14300 Burnsville Parkway Burnsville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Burnsville, Precinct 11; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Episcopal Church of the Nativity 15601 Maple Island Road Burnsville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Burnsville, Precinct 15; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Buck Hill Ski Resort 15400 Buck Hill Road Burnsville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Burnsville, Precinct 16; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Lakeville Area Arts Center 20965 Holyoke Avenue Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 1; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
St. John’s Lutheran Church 20165 Heath Avenue Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 2; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Lakeville South High School 21135 Jacquard Avenue Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 3; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Trinity Evangelical Free Church 10658 210th Street W. Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 4; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Kenwood Trail Middle School 19455 Kenwood Trail Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 5; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Family of Christ Lutheran Church 10970 185th Street W Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 6; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Evergreen Community Church 16165 Kenwood Trail Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 7; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Hosanna! Lutheran Church 9600 163rd Street West Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 8; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Church of Jesus Christ LDS 18460 Kachina Ct. Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 9; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Lakeville Water Treatment Facility 18400 Ipava Avenue Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 10; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Crystal Lake Education Center 16250 Ipava Avenue Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 11; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Messiah Lutheran Church 16725 Highview Avenue Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 12; Dakota County, Minnesota. COMBINED POLLING PLACE:
Lakeville Central Maintenance Facility 7570 179th Street W. Lakeville, Minnesota
This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Lakeville, Precinct 13 and Precinct 14; Dakota County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Eureka Town Hall 25043 Cedar Avenue Farmington, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in Eureka Township; Dakota County, Minnesota. COMBINED POLLING PLACE:
Credit River Township Hall 18985 Meadow View Blvd. Prior Lake, Minnesota
This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in Credit River Township and Spring Lake Township; Scott County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
New Market Town Hall 8950 230th Street Lakeville, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in New Market Township; Scott County, Minnesota. POLLING PLACE:
Elko New Market Area Hall 601 Main Street Elko New Market, Minnesota
This polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 194 located in the City of Elko New Market; Scott County, Minnesota. Any eligible voter residing in the school district may vote at said election at the polling place or combined polling place designated above for the precinct in which he or she resides. The polls for said election will be opened at 7:00 o’clock a.m. and will close at 8:00 o’clock p.m., on the date of said election. A voter must be registered to vote to be eligible to vote in this election. An unregistered individual may register to vote at the polling place or combined polling place on election day. Dated: July 9, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD /s/ Michelle Volk School District Clerk Independent School District No. 194 (Lakeville) State of Minnesota (Published in Sun Thisweek Lakeville and Sun Thisweek Burnsville/Eagan on October 11 and October 18, 2013 and the Dakota County Tribune on October 17 and October 24, 2013)
CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING DELINQUENT FALSE ALARM BILLS DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center located at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, in said City on November 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. to consider the proposed assessment of delinquent false alarm billings in Eagan. The proposed area to be assessed is described in the assessment roll on file with the City Clerk in her office, which roll is open to public inspection. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to M.S.A. §429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Further information relating to these assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division at Eagan City Hall and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: October 15, 2013. /s/ Christina M. Scipioni Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 2013 41447
CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1115 – WESCOTT HILLS, THE WOODLANDS NORTH & TRAILS END STREET IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Monday, November 4, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1115 in the following described area: The area within the Northeast ¼ of Section 14, lying South of Yankee Doodle Road (CSAH 28), East of Lexington Avenue (CSAH 43), in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerk’s office, which roll is open to public inspection. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $81,520.06. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: October 1, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk – City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 25, 2013 40999
CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING DELINQUENT NOXIOUS WEED AND MOWING SERVICE BILLS DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center located at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, in said City on November 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. to consider the proposed assessment of delinquent noxious weed and mowing service billings in Eagan. The proposed area to be assessed is described in the assessment roll on file with the City Clerk in her office, which roll is open to public inspection. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to M.S.A. §429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Further information relating to these assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division at Eagan City Hall and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: October 15, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 2013 41444
CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING DELINQUENT UTILITY BILLS DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center located at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, in said City on November 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. to consider the proposed assessment of delinquent utility billings in Eagan. The proposed area to be assessed is described in the assessment roll on file with the City Clerk in her office, which roll
is open to public inspection. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to M.S.A. §429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Further information relating to these assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division at Eagan City Hall and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: October 15, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 2013 41454
CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1109 – RIDGEHAVEN ACRES/ RUSTIC HILLS DRIVE/ SKYLINE STREET IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Monday, November 4, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1109 in the following described area: The area within the South ½ of Section 4, lying North of Lone Oak Road (CSAH 26), West of Pilot Knob Road, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerk’s office, which roll is open to public inspection. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $66,684.28. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: October 1, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk – City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 25, 2013 41021
CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1106 – BLACKHAWK GLEN & BLACKHAWK RIDGE STREET IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Monday, November 4, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1106 in the following described area: The area within the South ½ of Section 16, lying South of Yankee Doodle Road (CSAH 28), West of I-35E, in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerk’s office, which roll is open to public inspection .The total amount of the proposed assessment is $70,786.12. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: October 1, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk – City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 25, 2013 41006
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 196 PROCEEDINGS ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 REGULAR BOARD MEETING Chairperson Rob Duchscher called the regular School Board meeting to order at 6 p.m. on September 23, 2013 at Dakota Ridge School.
Present: Joel Albright, Art Coulson, treasurer; Rob Duchscher, chairperson; Gary Huusko, clerk; Jackie Magnuson, vice chairperson; Mike Roseen, Bob Schutte and Superintendent Jane K. Berenz. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the School Board. There was a moment of silence for Debbie Cunningham, a special education accounting clerk, who passed away. Motion by Huusko, seconded by Coulson and carried, with seven members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the agenda. Superintendent Berenz recognized principals and assistant principals for their leadership. Lakeville parent Retno SaridewiWong informed the board of the formation of UNITE 196, a nonpartisan group of parents and citizens formed to fill in the gap between parents, community and the school district. They will work with state and local elected officials to make a difference for public schools. Motion by Roseen, seconded by Huusko and carried, with seven members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the following Consent items: Minutes of September 9, 2013 regular board meeting (Exhibit A1); Resolution appointing election judges and student election judge trainees for the November 5, 2013 election (Exhibit A2); Claims for September 4-17, 2013 (Exhibit B1); Electronic funds transfer schedule for August 31-September 13, 2013 (Exhibit B2); Schedule of investments for August 31-September 13, 2013 (Exhibit B3); Treasurer’s Report for month ending June 30, 2013 (Exhibit B4); Gifts received through September 15, 2013 (Exhibit B5); Advertising revenue under $500 received by September 23, 2013 (Exhibit B6); A $2,000 Peace Maker Foundation grant for Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science to continue peacemaking efforts at Glacier Hills (Exhibit B7); Contract with Hoglund Bus Company, Inc., through the State of Minnesota’s Cooperative Purchasing Venture, to purchase parts and services as needed throughout the 2013-14 school year (Exhibit B8); Separations, leaves of absence and new staff (Exhibit C1); Agreement with BOTH/AND Resources to provide co-located, mental health services to students at the School of Environmental Studies and Apple Valley High School for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year at no cost to the district (Exhibit D1); Agreement for private nursing services with ACR Homes for oneto-one care at school to meet the needs of a student (Exhibit D2); Agreement with a teacher for the 2013-14 school year, for an additional .033 FTE, without the FTE becoming part of a continuing contract (Exhibit D3), and Agreement with Walgreens for flu shot clinics at district sites exclusively for employees and paid for by the employees’ health insurance (Exhibit D4). Director of Elementary Education Julie Olson introduced Angie Wyatt, elementary band coordinator and band director at Northview and Oak Ridge elementary schools. Six years ago, Wyatt had a vision and implemented a program in District 196 entitled Band For All, in which the community donates gently used instruments for use by students who receive free- or reduced-price school meals. Band directors clean, arrange for repairs and distribute instruments to students for whom lack of access to an instrument would be a barrier to participation in school band. Wyatt said that in 2006 several band directors and band parent Diane Morrison met to discuss the lack of diversity in the instrumental music program. District 196 has the largest band program in the state (currently 5,100 student participate in band), but they had noticed bands at the secondary levels did not reflect the school populations. At most elementary schools 7080 percent of students in grade 5 participated in band. At Cedar Park Elementary, less than 23 percent of students in grade 5 participated (at that time, Cedar Park was a racially identified school by the Minnesota Department of Education). The goals of Band For All were to reduce barriers to participation, provide access to instruments and enroll every Cedar Park grade 5 student in band. Valley Middle School Principal Dave McKeag volunteered to host a benefit in 2007 called 100 Horns in the hope of getting 100 instruments donated. That fund-raising effort resulted in more than 80 instrument donations and $350 collected for supplies and repairs. Band For All is now an ongoing donation program with more than 700 instruments in the system. Students are able to keep their instrument as long as they participate in band through the district. Students also benefit from in-kind donation of services from professional repair businesses. By 2011, the district had a large enough inventory to publicize the program to all fifth grade students. To date, more than 900 students have participated in the program and students across the district now benefit from the program. Wyatt stated that Minnesota Public Radio modeled their Play It Forward statewide instrument donation program after Band For All. Band directors Anja Firchow, Highland and Cedar Park elementary schools; Dave Miller, Valley Middle-School of STEM, and Steve Olsen, Rosemount High, each shared a story about their students’ experience with the Band for All program. Director of Finance and Operations Jeff Solomon provided background on the construction of a new facility for early learning and Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs to replace the Early Childhood Learning Center and Rahncliff Learning Center. The district has leased those spaces for the past 20 years and the buildings no longer meet the programs’ needs. Solomon said alternative properties within the community and existing district properties were studied. The administration determined the
best site for a new facility would be the Dakota Ridge/Diamond Path area. Scott McQueen, Wold Architects & Engineers principal architect, reviewed the makeup of the Core Planning Group, the group’s commitments and the design criteria. He noted current overall square footage for the ABE program was 6,770; Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) was 8,140; Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) was 17,092, and general shared space was 3,950, for a total of 35,922, with a multiplier of 1.45 for program growth, the total square footage would need to be 52,113. The project is in the Schematic Design phase and will move into the Design Development and then Contract Documents phases. McQueen reviewed the two-story floor plan, the site plan and elevations. The facility was designed based on the design criteria. He also shared renderings from the neighborhoods’ perspective. Mark Bosch, Bossardt Corporation chief executive officer (CEO), noted his firm will be the Construction Manager for this project, reviewed the project schedule and noted he will be back to present updates and ask the board to take action on construction bid packages. Currently focus is on getting the site work (earth work, paving, retaining walls) completed before it gets too cold and freezes. Bids are planned to be open on October 28. Move-in is targeted for December 2014. Solomon informed the audience that the facility will be paid for through lease levy funding and there will be no tax increase. The district will save taxpayers approximately $400,000 in lease levy costs and own the facility. Director of Teaching and Learning Steve Troen asked the board to approve the 2012-13 Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement (Exhibit E). He said the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC) reviewed the report at its September 16 meeting, made suggestions and approved forwarding the report for School Board approval. The report now includes slide bar notes and facts highlighting district achievements, and the addition of an article on page 7 entitled, “Learning and technology task force developing vision.” Motion by Huusko, seconded by Coulson and carried, with seven members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the annual report. Solomon reported that the property tax levy is one component (19.42 percent) of the total revenue the district receives. He noted the board is required to adopt a proposed property levy limitation for taxes payable in 2014 by October 1 and forward that data to Dakota County (Exhibit F). The county will use the proposed levy limit amount to calculate information for the truth-in-taxation notices sent to taxpayers in mid-November. The final levy which the School Board certifies in December may not be greater than the preliminary levy limit approved now, except for adjustments made by the Minnesota Department of Education. Solomon said the property wealth in District 196 has been declining over the past four years and shared data on the two measures used to determine that wealth. One measure is the referendum market value in the district which is currently at $12.7 billion, down 4.9 percent from one year ago. The other is the Adjusted Net Tax Capacity (ANTC) calculated at $145.2 million, a 1.9 percent decline from last year. Using those figures, Solomon said the total maximum levy limitation for 2013 (payable 2014) is calculated at $68,183,697.33, a decrease of 7.6 percent, or $5.6 million. The decrease is the result of additional equalization aid the district will receive from the state as part of the 2013 Omnibus Education Bill. Equalization aid helps equalize the cost of a local school levy dollar for all Minnesota taxpayers, regardless of the amount of commercial/industrial property in the communities they live. Another reason for the decrease is the result of debt refinancing and other actions by the School Board that saved money and lowered the district’s tax levy. Solomon reported that the levy question on the November 5 ballot, if approved, would have a tax impact of $184 per year on the average-value home. After factoring in the tax decrease resulting from the state equalization aid, the net property tax increase of an approved levy referendum would be reduced to $56 per year, or less than $5 per month on the average-value home. The administration recommended the board adopt the maximum levy limit which will allow for any adjustments to the data from the state to be sent directly to the county. Solomon noted the final certification in December may not be greater than the preliminary levy, except for operating levy funds approved by voters in an election. Motion by Magnuson, seconded by Coulson and carried, with seven members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the proposed maximum levy limit. Berenz asked the board to approve a resolution recognizing the leadership role played by principals and assistant principals in supporting the education of students and declaring October 6-12 as District 196 Principals and Assistant Principals Appreciation Week (Exhibit G). Motion by Huusko, seconded by Schutte and carried, with seven members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to approve the resolution. Berenz announced residents may apply for an absentee ballot for the November 5 School Board election and levy referendum online or in-person at the District Office. Motion by Schutte, seconded by Roseen and carried, with seven members voting in favor and no member voting in opposition, to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m. Published in Apple Valley, Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 2013 41368
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SHIMEK, from 1A fronts and undeveloped lots due to the recession. A savvy businessman, Shimek was able to beat the tide. Three years later, the restaurantâ€™s future became brighter as Central Village rebounded. In August, the couple temporarily closed Enjoy! and sold the restaurant to Twin Cities restaurateur Bob Tinsley, who plans to reopen it under the name Vivo. The family insists Shimekâ€™s health issues were not a factor in their decision to sell the restaurant. At the time, the couple said they sold the restaurant to â€œsimplify our program.â€? Hamann-Roland described Shimek as an ethical businessman who treated his employees like family. Shimekâ€™s generosity extended far beyond the restaurant. An advocate
GANZ, from 1A After retiring, Ganz joined the Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club, which led to his volunteer work with 360 Communities. Heâ€™s logged more than 5,100 hours since 2007, according to Archambault, starting as a volunteer driver at 360â€™s Eagan location of the Lewis House, a domestic-violence shelter for women and their children. He drove Lewis House
of public education, the Apple Valley resident generously contributed to Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan schools â€” the school district his own four children attended. â€œHe was a pillar of the community and a father figure to a lot of people,â€? his daughter, Jessica, said. When a devastating tsunami hit Sri Lanka in 2004, Shimek helped fund reconstruction efforts â€” namely a school â€” in one of the island nationâ€™s villages. A school named after Shimek stands as a lasting reminder of his passion for helping others. One year later Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and Shimek and his family again extended a helping hand. â€œThey are incredibly wonderful stewards of the community and the world,â€? Hamann-Roland said. Shimekâ€™s entrepreneurial spirit extended well be-
yond Apple Valleyâ€™s borders. His first venture was Heat-N-Glo, which he founded in Burnsville in 1975 with his brother, Ron Shimek, who died in 2002. Shimek stayed on as president after the company merged in 1996 with Heatilator to form Hearth and Home Technologies in Lakeville. He retired in 2002, but that was short-lived. Within a year he founded Eagan-based Outdoor GreatRoom Company, which designs and manufactures upscale fire pits, furniture and kitchens for outdoor living spaces. Though Outdoor GreatRoom felt the weight of the recession, it continued to thrive with annual sales in the millions. Aiming to save money and bring business to Minnesota, Shimek moved the companyâ€™s engineering, production and manufacturing operation from
overseas and Salt Lake City, Utah, to its headquarters in Eagan. A year after opening Outdoor GreatRoom, Shimek opened Enjoy! and then Paradise Landing restaurant in Balsam Lake, Wis., and a winery called Chateau St. Croix in St. Croix Falls, Wis. â€œI wasnâ€™t good at golf, and I enjoy business and being around good innovation,â€? Shimek said in a 2010 interview. Shimek didnâ€™t run his businesses alone. His wife and St. Paulbased Morrissey Hospitality Cos. manage their restaurant, while his niece and her husband run the winery. Shimek also co-founded Blue Ox Advertising in Eagan with daughter, Jessica. Whether it was inside or outside their businesses, Shimek always made time for family, said Jessica, the eldest of Shimekâ€™s four
children. â€œHe was an incredible father,â€? she said. â€œHe was such a rock and a person to turn to. Iâ€™ll miss that.â€? Jessica said her favorite memories of her father were listening to his stories, spending time with him at the family cabin and visiting the farm where he grew up. Born in Ripley Township in Morrison County, Minn., Shimek was one of seven children. A U.S. Army veteran, Shimek survived lymphoma as a young adult but the disease returned. On Oct. 1, Shimek was diagnosed with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma and given a 25 percent to 50 percent survival rate. Dan and his family felt hopeful as he began his chemotherapy, Jessica said. But a week later, doctors discovered the cancer was far more advanced than they initially realized. This combined with other
health issues, Danâ€™s prognosis began to look bleak. Shimek died at home with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kay; and children, Jessica Shimek, Danielle (Ricky) Dhaliwal, Kent Shimek and Richelle Shimek. A visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Burial will follow at Fort Ripley National Cemetery near Little Falls, Minn. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to www.justgive.org/danshimek.
clients to doctor visits, court appearances, school registrations and other appointments. One Sunday morning he was called to drive a woman with a toothache to the only dentist that could be found. â€œI never asked questionsâ€? of the clients, Ganz said. â€œIf they wanted to tell me things, I would be a good listener. Boy, there were some stories. You get irate.â€? When volunteer help was needed at the Burns-
ville food shelf, Ganz stepped up. He became the volunteer leader of the operation, which accounts for about half of the total visits at 360 Communitiesâ€™ five food shelves. With a core of 24 volunteers, itâ€™s the only one open five days a week. Ganz doesnâ€™t just fill orders, stock shelves and trade jokes with fellow volunteers and 360 staffers. Heâ€™s a food shelf ambassador, making and maintaining contacts with the local
supermarkets, civic organizations, churches and others that donate food. â€œThis is grassroots. This is local community,â€? Ganz said. â€œAnd you get a bigger bang for your buck at this level, no question about it. We rely a lot on volunteers and food donations. You have to go out and go after it. You canâ€™t just sit here and wait for the door to open. Itâ€™s like marketing, sales â€” you have to sell yourself.â€? Demand is up. From
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August 2012 through August 2013, the five food shelves had distributed nearly 6 percent more pounds of food than they had during the same period a year before. â€œIâ€™ve always looked at the food shelf as the door to get people in to find out whatâ€™s really wrong,â€? he said, referring to other services 360 offers, such as its school-success program and two resource centers. â€œLike Napoleon says, an army travels on its stomach, and a hungry kid doesnâ€™t learn much.â€? 360 staffers do the screening and intake. Food shelf volunteers fill the orders and distribute the food. Ganz recalled one unemployed client â€” â€œsingle father, two kidsâ€? â€” who pulled up in his truck to pick up a food order heâ€™d requested three days before. He brought good news of having been rehired since placing the order.
â€œHis cell phone rang while he was taking the order out,â€? Ganz said. â€œHe just got laid off (again). Guy had tears. So he and I walked around the parking lot. Canâ€™t do anything about it, but you can listen.â€? Ganz recalled a couple who had been food shelf clients for a year pulling up to the door in an SUV. â€œThey opened their car, gave me five bags of groceries,â€? Ganz said. â€œThey said, â€˜Here â€” weâ€™re both working now.â€™ â€? Heâ€™s a little weak, dehydrated and dizzy from his illnesses, but Ganz is planning his comeback, saying â€œgloom and doom never got anybody anywhere.â€? â€œAnd you know the worst part about all this? A beer doesnâ€™t even sound good,â€? he said. â€œA lot of water, a lot of juice.â€?
LEGAL NOTICES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 194 SEPTEMBER 24TH BOARD MEETING This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Regular School Board Meeting on Tues, September 24, 2013 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www. isd194.k12.mn.us or District Office at 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. followed by pledge of allegiance. All board members and administrators were present. Consent agenda items approved: Minutes of the meeting on September 10; employment recommendations, leave requests and resignations; payment of bills & claims as presented; wire transfers/ investments as presented; alt facilities change orders/bid awards; donations and fieldtrips. Reports presented: Emergency response staff training; teacher development and evaluation pilot program; enrollment updates; levy communications. Recommended actions approved: Integration plan and amended budget; resolution appointing election judges; policies 412-Expense Reimbursement, 612.1-Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title 1, 624-Online Learning Options; open fora declaration for conferences. Adjournment at 9:26 p.m. Published in Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 2013 38104
CITY OF EAGAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT HEARING PROJECT NO. 1111 â€“ GREAT OAKS STREET IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Monday, November 4, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1111 in the following described area: The area within the Northeast Âź of Section 14, lying South of Yankee Doodle Road (CSAH 28), East of Lexington Avenue (CSAH 43), in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerkâ€™s office, which roll is open to public inspection. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $31,990.86. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: October 1, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk â€“ City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 25, 2013 41004
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Eagan Municipal Center at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Monday, November 4, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment of street improvements relating to Project No. 1116 in the following described area: The area within the East Â˝ of Section 16, lying South of I-35E, West of Pilot Knob Road (CSAH 31), in Township 27, Range 23, in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. The area proposed to be assessed is all property described above, all as more fully and particularly described in the assessment roll on file in the City Clerkâ€™s office, which roll is open to public inspection. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $91,005.23. Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the meeting. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to M.S.A. Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City of Eagan, within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court of Dakota County within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. Notice is further given that pursuant to the Minnesota Statues, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, the City of Eagan has adopted the City assessment deferral. This ordinance provides that the Eagan City Council may defer the payment of special assessment against homestead property, which is owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of disability when the assessment would create a hardship upon the property owner. Applications for deferral must be made not later than ninety (90) days after the assessment is adopted. Further information relating to these assessments and an application for deferral of assessments may be obtained from the Special Assessment Division of the Public Works Department and any questions should be directed to that Division. Dated: October 1, 2013 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni City Clerk â€“ City of Eagan Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 25, 2013 41015
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 196 NOTICE OF TESTING OF OPTICAL SCAN VOTING SYSTEM (ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Independent School District No. 196 (Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan) shall perform a public accuracy test of the optical scan voting system to be used in the Districtâ€™s November 5, 2013 General and Special Election. The test shall be conducted at: Independent School District 196, 3455 153rd Street West, Rosemount, Minnesota on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Interested individuals are authorized to attend and observe. If you have any questions, please contact Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Kim Craven at 651-423-7746. Dated: October 14, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD /s/ Gary L Huusko Gary L. Huusko, School District Clerk Published in Apple Valley, Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 2013 41040
Notice is hereby given that Independent School District 196, will receive multiple prime sealed bids for the ECFE/ECSE/ABE Building project, at the District Office located at 3455 153rd Street W Rosemount, MN 55068, until 2pm on Monday, October 28th, 2013 at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The work for this bid package includes Contracts for: #3100 Earthwork/Site Demolition, #3210 Asphalt Paving/Curbs, #3123 Site Concrete/Concrete Retaining Walls, #3290 Landscaping, and #3300 Site Utilities. Reference Specification Section 01 12 00 Contract Work Scope Descriptions for detailed listing of items included in each Contract. Complete instructions on how to obtain Bidding Documents can be found at: http://www.district196. org/District/LegalNotices/index. cfm A Bid Bond, Certified Check or Cashierâ€™s Check in the amount of 5% of the base bid price, made payable to Independent School District 196, must be submitted with the bid as bid security. No personal checks will be accepted. The Board of Education of Independent School District 196 reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in bidding. Gary Huusko, Board Clerk Independent School District 196 Published in the Apple Valley, Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan October 11, 18, 2013 36648
PUBLIC SALE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on November 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Acorn Mini Storage, 2935 Lexington Ave. S., city of Eagan, county of Dakota, state of Minnesota, the undersigned Acorn Mini Storage will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Unit # 462--Sammi Barlow/ Kathryn Wawrzyniak television, boxes of unknown content # 4432562 Unit # 577--Miles Smith electric keyboard, stereo equip. television, microwave, luggage, boxes of unknown content # 4432560 Unit # 624--Barbara Inman sports equip., vacuum cleaner, luggage, furniture, boxes of unknown content # 4432559 Unit # 660--Sharrod Rowe/ Jessie Holt vacuum cleaner, luggage furniture,boxes of unknown content # 4432565 Published in the Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 25, 2013 39276
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 194 SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 27TH This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special Board of Education Meeting on Friday, September 27, 2013 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www. isd194.k12.mn.us or 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. All board members and administrators were present except Director Skelly and Exec Dir Ouillette. Recommended Action approves: Certification of proposed 2014 property tax levy and establishing hearing date and time for Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office. Meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m. Published in Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 2013 38136
CITY OF BURNSVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held on October 28, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible by the Burnsville Planning Commission, 100 Civic Center Parkway, in the Council Chambers on the application of Park Nicollet Clinic for rezoning from MIX (Mixed Use) to MIX, PUD (Mixed Use, Planned Unit Development), Preliminary and Final Plat Approval for a Four Lot Subdivision to be known as RIDGES 11TH ADDITION, and Concept and Development Stage Approval of a Planned Unit Development for additional parking located at 201 Nicollet Boulevard East. The application will be scheduled for the next appropriate City Council meeting following the Planning Commission meeting. All persons desiring to speak on this application are encouraged to attend. For more information concerning this request, please contact Planner Chris Slania (952) 895-4451 at the City of Burnsville. Chris Slania On Behalf of the Chair of the Burnsville Planning Commission Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 25, 2013 40937
CITY OF BURNSVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held on October 28, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible by the Burnsville Planning Commission, 100 Civic Center Parkway, in the Council Chambers on the application of PRC Acquisitions IV LLC for a variance to the required setback for a monument sign located at River Ridge Apartments, 12901 County Road 5. The application will be scheduled for the next appropriate City Council meeting following the Planning Commission meeting. All persons desiring to speak on this application are encouraged to attend. For more information concerning this request, please contact Planner Chris Slania (952) 895-4451 at the City of Burnsville. Chris Slania On Behalf of the Chair of the Burnsville Planning Commission Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 25, 2013 40952
CITY OF BURNSVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held on October 28, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible by the Burnsville Planning Commission, 100 Civic Center Parkway, in the Council Chambers on the application of Fairchild Living Trust for a Conditional Use Permit for the cabinet signs on an existing building located at 3100 Highway 13. The application will be scheduled for the next appropriate City Council meeting following the Planning Commission meeting. All persons desiring to speak on this application are encouraged to attend. For more information concerning this request, please contact Planner Chris Slania (952) 895-4451 at the City of Burnsville. Chris Slania On Behalf of the Chair of the Burnsville Planning Commission Published in Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 25, 2013 40946
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 194 SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SEPTEMBER 24TH This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www.isd194.k12.mn.us or 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. All board members and administrators were present except Exec Dir Ouillette. Discussion: Integration and equity plan and budget. Meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m. Published in Lakeville, Burnsville/Eagan October 18, 2013 38119
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APPLE VALLEY 10/17-18 (9-5) Rub. stamps/suppls. scrapbkng, greeting cards, HH. 7122 131st Circle APPLE VALLEY 8734 134TH St. West Oct 24-26th 9-3pm, Moving Sale! Everything must go! Bloomington Huge Sale! 10/17-19 (8-4), 9805 1st Ave S. Tlz, collect. dye cast, cars, furn, & cloz. Bloomington, Oct 17-19; 10-6pm. 8240 1st Av S. Old jewelry collection, quality items & much, much more.
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5210 Drywall E-Z Landscape 3-D Drywall Services 36 yrs-Hang â€˘ Tape â€˘ Spray â€˘ Painting 651-324-4725 Perfect Walls Hang * Tape * Spray Shawn 651-285-6588
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* Roofing, Siding, Gutters Greg Johnson Roofing 612-272-7165. Lic BC48741
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DAVEâ€™S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING
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NEED A ROOF? Dun-Rite Roofing/Siding Locally owned & operated! 952-461-5155 Lic# 2017781 www.DunRiteMN.com
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Status Contracting, Inc. Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks.
Fall Discounts! Regal Enterprises Inc Roofing, Siding, Windows Gutters. Insurance Work. Since 1980. Lic. BC 515711 952-201-4817 Regalenterprisesinc.net
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5440 Window Cleaning Richâ€™s Window Cleaning Quality Service. Affordable rates. 952-435-7871
5500 EMPLOYMENT 5510 Full-time ASSEMBLY Chanhassen $12.50-13.80/hr. 1st, 2nd, & Wknd Shifts Growing Company Great Work Environment! We are currently recruiting for 1st shift for a growing manufacturing co in the SW metro. If you have assembly exp & are interested in long-term employment, this is a great opportunity! Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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With all levels of exp. FT positions located in southeast metro. Farmington and surrounding areas. Benefits eligible. Work includes interior trim duties. Must be able to lift 75 lbs., run power tools, pass a background check, drug test. Valid D/L & independent transportation required for employment. Please call our jobs line: 952-380-3720
Northern Tool + Equipment, one of the countryâ€™s largest tool and equipment retailers, is now hiring Full-time Customer Service Representatives to support our growing business.
FT Customer Service Representatives Our goal is one call resolution by responding promptly to customer inquiries and answering basic product questions.
Contact Center hours: M-F 7am-6pm Sat 7am-2pm Our next training class starts 11/4. Both year-round and seasonal thru mid-Jan positions available. Bilingual in Spanish and/or Prior experience in parts/service/manufacturing industry, a plus. We offer a competitive wage, excellent benefits package and casual work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace
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Schwieters Companies is hiring entry level to experienced finish carpenters. Top Benefits & Pay: tools/ medical/dental/401k Majority of work on west & south side of metro area. Not required to go to office. Please call 612-328-3140 to schedule an interview. www.finishcarpenters.com
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Stream Global Services Looking to Fill More Than 100 New Positions in Eagan
Position: Inbound Sales for Dish Network â€“ with rapid hiring Apply at www.stream.com/careers to learn more about the position. Stream also provides in-depth training and ongoing development opportunities to help employees build meaningful careers within the company. Stream is a global provider of business process outsourcing services, supporting many Fortune 1000 companies. Stream provides sales, technical support and customer care services through its global network of approximately 56 service centers worldwide. Stream has had a significant presence in the Tri-County Area for more than fifteen years.
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OUTSIDE SALES ECM-Sun Media Group is currently looking for Outside Sales Executives with at least 1-2 years related experience in sales. Experience in a print or media industry is a plus. The Outside Advertising Sales Executive is responsible for establishing and maintaining profitable relationships with customers on behalf of the company and actively prospecting for new accounts and maximizing sales potential with existing customers.
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â€˘ Self-motivated and problem-solving â€˘ Able to identify and meet customersâ€™ needs and requirements â€˘ Identifies prospects, customers, and referral sources
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has openings for
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Community Habilitation Specialist Assist individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and sensory impairments in a center based setting in Bloomington. Provide supervision, job skills training, implement programs and track goals, participate in community integration activities, assist with self-care needs and meals. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and degree preferred. Position requires the ability to lift and transfer individuals to/from wheelchairs. A valid driverâ€™s license and compliance with MVR & Rule 11 background checks required. Ability to obtain a CDL license within 6 months of hire and drug/ alcohol testing required. Driving a Rise van or lift equipped bus is a daily function of the job. Position requires individual to lift and carry 50+ pounds on a regular basis. Position is full-time, M-F with excellent benefits. $11-$12 HR/DOQ with a generous training & benefit package. Submit cover letter and resume to Jamie at JMcMahon@rise.org.
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20A October 18, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan
FT Customer Service/ Data Entry/Billing
Teacher Assistants/ Paraprofessionals Metro Area
McLane Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, is currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team! McLane, a wholesale grocery distributor, has been in business for over 100 years and continues to grow each year! Our Minnesota location has recently added to our portfolio of outstanding customers and must fill the following position immediately.
City of Rosemount (PT) Building Attendant
Lakeville Mini Storage & Truck Rental Co.
651-463-3785 Substitute Teachers Metro Area Private, Public Charter and Pre-K
Must have high school diploma, if you have 60+ college credit = higher pay, must enjoy working with special needs children. Hours vary depending on student’s hours in school. Weekly pay, benefits, and cash bonuses. www.teachersoncall.com Click on: Apply On Line - Once you complete the application, a Staffing Coordinator will contact you for an interview. For assistance call 952-346-1656
Must have MN Teaching or Short Call License. Weekly pay, benefits, and cash bonuses. www.teachersoncall.com Click on: Apply On Line - Once you complete the application, a Staffing Coordinator will contact you for an interview. For assistance call 952-346-1656
PRODUCTION Our busy client company located in Shakopee is currently seeking candidates for 1st, 2nd & weekend shifts. Duties will include stuffing, weighing, snipping, bagging, rolling & boxing pillows. Fast paced environment & must be able to stand entire shift. Immediate openings! Please call to schedule an appt (952) 368-4898, or apply online at: www.theworkconnection.com Now Hiring Experienced CDL A Drivers
*$2500 Signing Bonus* McLane Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, is currently seeking qualiﬁed candidates to join our team! McLane, a wholesale grocery distributor, has been in business for over 119 years and continues to grow each year! Our Minnesota location has recently added additional customers and must ﬁll team driver positions immediately. If you want home time, a secure paycheck, and make over $60,000, in your ﬁrst year, apply now. Program runs until October 31st. Drive for the best, drive for McLane!
McLane Minnesota 1111 5th Street West, Northfield, MN 55057 firstname.lastname@example.org www.drivemclane.com (507) 664-3038 Fax: (507) 664-3042
y2:00 pm Start M- F y$15.60 + .35 shift pay DOE yPrevious Warehouse maint exp preferred. We are seeking candidates with a good work history and a great attendance record. Must pass drug test, physical screening and background check. Some positions require additional skills. If you are interested in joining the McLane Team please email or fax your resume, or stop in to fill out an application.
McLane Minnesota 1111 5th Street West Northfield, MN 55057 Fax (507) 664-3042 email@example.com EOE/M/F/D
seeking Part Time Help: 1-2 Days/wk. Computer exp. req. Must be able to manage up to 24’ moving trucks. Daily Grounds & Facility Cleaning. Ideal for semi-retired. Call Tim: 952-985-5020
At Community Ctr & Steeple Ctr. 6 to 12 hrs/ wk incldg nts & wkends. Cleaning, minor maint., eqpmt set up/take down, monitor events. HS deg/GED, valid DL, able to pass bkgrd ck. Prefer prior exp. in bldg. maint, cust svc wk, & comm ctr/ice arena ops. $11.99 to $16/hr. For req’d app materials, call (651) 322-2022, www. ci.rosemount.mn.us or City Hall, 2875 W. 145th St., Rosemount, MN 55068. Open until filled. EOE
Market Research Firm: Seeks detail oriented people to edit mystery shop reports online. Excellent spelling, grammar and phone skills a must! Paid online training; flex PT hours; pay averages $12-14 per hour. Requires min of 4hrs/day M-F & 1 wknd / mo. Email resume & cover letter to: QEApps@BestMark.com
Customer Service PT/FT wkends counter person at U Pull R Parts Rosemount 651-322-1800 www.upullrparts.com
Up to $14 an hour Apply today, work tonight. Call 763-712-9210
PT Dietary Servers needed at The Rivers Senior Living Community in Burnsville. All shifts available. Apply in person at 11111 River Hills Drive.
Schmitty & Sons Transit, Inc. Is now hiring drivers for South Metro Routes
• Part-Time Weekday • Part-Time Weekends Please Apply at:
www.schmittyandsons.com 952-985-7501 Pre-employment drug test required EOE
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3600 Blackhawk Rd, Eagan or 11550 Rupp Dr, Burnsville Stream Global Services Looking to Fill More Than 100 New Positions in Eagan – Position: Inbound Sales for Dish Network – with rapid hiring New hires will support Dish Network in Inbound Sales. People apply at www. stream.com/careers to learn more about the position, training and development opportunities, pay and benefits. Stream is located at 3285 Northwood Circle in Eagan and is taking applications for immediate hiring. The positions feature a competitive pay and benefits package. Stream also provides in-depth training and ongoing development opportunities to help employees build meaningful careers with the company. Stream is a global provider of business process outsourcing services, supporting many Fortune 1000 companies. Stream provides sales, technical support and customer care services through its global network of approximately 56 service centers worldwide. Stream has had a significant presence in the Tri-County Area for more than fifteen years. No cold calling. Lucrative commission plan with guaranteed base; average agent makes $40,000/year with top performers have the ability to make $92,000/ year. Office environment, based in the world headquarters of Stream Global Services Inbound Sales with warm leads. Fast paced. Benefit package. Paid vacation and sick time
Substitute Teachers Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Visit www.isd191.org for more details
Dental laboratory in Farmington seeking a high energy, detail-oriented person. Qualified applicants must have basic education including mathematics, good computer skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to multitask and prioritize. Please visit our website at www.dexteritydental.com or call for an application
Work from Home Interview businesses only. Experience preferred. $14-18/hr. M-F days. Able to work 15+hrs weekly. InfoTech Marketing For more info: visit infotechmarketing.com. Then call 952-252-6000
Trinity Campus NAR: Part-time - PM Shifts We are seeking nursing assistants to serve at our senior campus. Duties include assisting residents with their daily grooming, dining needs, ambulating and transferring. Candidates must be on the Minnesota Registry. RN/LPN - Part-time & Casual Call We are looking for creative, energetic professionals with excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills who have a passion for serving seniors. Candidates must have a current MN license & CPR. Trinity, a five-star rated facility, offers an outstanding compensation package with scheduled pay increases and a fun & rewarding work place! Apply online: www.sfhs.org/employment EEO/AA
Or at: TRINITY CAMPUS 3410 213th Street West Farmington, MN 55024
Enhancing the quality of human life through the provision of exceptional healthcare services
OB RN- Night Shift •Ref. # 904 (.75 FTE) •Ref. #905 (.65 FTE) Please visit www.northfieldhospital.org for further details and to complete an online application! Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan October 18, 2013 21A
5520 Part-time Office Support/ Customer Service Small Burnsville commercial real estate office looking for part-time administrative office assistant. Position requires excellent skills in Excel, Word and Internet navigation in addition to superior bookkeeping and mathematical competencies. Candidate must be organized, able to work independently (as well as within a team), exhibit accuracy, attention to detail and analytical skills, as demonstrated by prior job experience. Professionalism, flexibility, multi-tasking ability and strong people skills a must. Two days per week 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. preferred, $12$16/hour depending on experience. Please email resume to Maggiel@linvill.com No phone calls please.
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PT Family Fresh Market Store in Farmington, MN Under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assists customers, runs cash register, and may assist with pricing and stocking of merchandise for a Pharmacy department. Assists with the non-professional and non-judgmental aspects of preparing and dispensing medications. Must be able to work 20-28 hours per week between the hours of 8am and 8 pm including weekends. Please apply in person at 115 Elm Street, Farmington, MN 55024.
5530 Full-time or Part-time Houseaides FT & PT Community Assisted Living is looking for FT, PT & E/O Weekend Houseaides to work in our residential homes taking care of 5/6 Seniors in Farmington & Apple Valley. We have openings on Evenings. All shifts include E/O weekend. Previous direct care exp. is preferred. Call 952-440-3955 for application address.
5530 Full-time or Part-time
Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part time and full time overnight RN/ LPNs to provide services to ventilator dependent clients in group settings and/ or private homes in the metro area. We are currently seeking nurses in the Farmington, Lakeville, Apple Valley, Rosemount and Savage areas. Must have great attention to detail, strong problem solving skills, excellent communication and clinical skills. Current MN nursing license and CPR required. If interested please submit online application at
Managers & Crew for Burnsville. Weekly Pay & Advancement! Apply at www. heartland foodcorp.com
Do you like working in a fast and ever changing environment, with new shops, new fashion, and new technology? A Service or Support Specialist at JCP might be the position for you! We are currently hiring Seasonal Part-Time and Full-Time positions at all of our locations. Apply in store or online at www.jobs.jcp.com Turn your unneeded items in to
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Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S., Eagan. Cost: $30. Registration required. Information: www.eaganarthouse.org or 651-675-5521. Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle, 4-5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, 952-953-2385. Ages 12-18. Adult painting open studio, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: 651-6755521. Drawing & Painting (adults and teens) with Christine Tierney, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville. Information: www. christinetierney.com, 612-2103377. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5-7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, 651-214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, 952736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), 952-736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Information: 651-675-5500. Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at 651-315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30-4 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/class. Call Marilyn 651-463-7833. Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m. to noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn 651-463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages, www.lakevillemn.gov, 952-985-4640. Rosemount History Book Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, 952-2558545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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to reserve a spot: Terryl Johnson, 952-431-0805. Sponsored by Divorce Financial Directions. Wednesday, Oct. 23 How to Get Into College, Pay for It â€“ Without Unmanageable Debt, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lakeville North High School, Room 248 Lecture, 19600 Ipava Ave., Lakeville. Sponsored by Lakeville Community Education. Registration required. Cost: $19. Information: 952-232-2150. Thursday, Oct. 24 District 194 levy information meeting, 5 p.m., Lake Marion Elementary, 19875 Dodd Blvd., Lakeville. Prenatal Education Class â€œChildbirth and Infant Care,â€? 6:30-8 p.m., Bethesda Church, 15033 Highway 13 S., Prior Lake. Presented by Mary Nytes, RN and educator. This class will cover childbirth and necessary infant care once baby is born. Free. Registration is required. To register or more information, call 952-447-5683 or email email@example.com. Friday, Oct. 25 Halloween open house, 1011 a.m., Peace Church, 2180 Glory Drive, Eagan. Hosted by MOMS Club of Eagan West. Halloween games, treats, and information on the MOMS Club. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www. facebook.com/MomsClubOfEaganWest. Saturday, Oct. 26 North Park clean up, 8:3010:30 a.m. Hosted by Lakeville Friends of the Environment. Meet in the wooden play area at Steve Michaud Park for coffee and treats before heading out. Wear appropriate attire, boots, gloves. Bags will be supplied. Information: Debbie at 952-250-3320. Holistic Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Minnesota School of Business, 17685 Juniper Path, Lakeville. Vendor booths, speakers, demonstrations and giveaways. Free. Craft and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Apple Valley Legion Auxiliary, 14521 Granada Drive, Apple Valley. Information: 651423-2493. Spaghetti for Seminarians, 6-7:30 p.m., social hall, St. John Neumann Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Hosted by the Faithful Shepherd Knights of Columbus. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the education of transitional deacon Rev. Kevin Manthey. All are welcome for food and fellowship. Silent auction items include jewelry, a flat-screen television, and a 2013 Specialized Work1 cross bicycle. Sunday, Oct. 27 Boy Scout Troop 269 Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., VFW Post 8790, Upper 208th St., Lakeville. Breakfast buffet/omelette bar with beverages: $8 at the door. Information: Charles at 612-840-9143. Halloween Hodgepodge, 3-7 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1515 Central Parkway, Eagan. Cost: $6 plus a food donation for children; free for adults with a food donation. Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800733-2767) or visit redcrossblood. org to make an appointment or for more information. â€˘ Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. â€˘ Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic School, 12508 Lynn Ave., Savage. â€˘ Oct. 29, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 16725 Highview Ave., Lakeville. â€˘ Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Valmont Industries, 20805 Eaton Ave., Farmington. â€˘ Oct. 30, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Allied Chiropractic Center of Eagan, 3410 Federal Drive, Eagan. â€˘ Oct. 31, 2-7 p.m., Glendale United Methodist Church, 13550 Glendale Road, Savage. Memorial Blood Centers will hold the following blood drive. Call 888-GIVE-BLD or visit MBC. org to make an appointment or for more information. â€˘ Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Argosy University, 1515 Central Parkway, Eagan.
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Thisweekend John Denver tribute
Jim Curry, billed as â€œthe worldâ€™s most authentic John Denver tribute artist,â€? will present â€œCountry Roads: A John Denver Celebrationâ€? this weekend at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Curry is joined onstage by members of John Denverâ€™s band â€“ including Jim Conner on banjo/harmonica and John Sommers on fiddle â€“ in the national touring show. Tickets for the 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, concert range from $51-$71 and The Minnesota Zooâ€™s new female Malayan tapir calf â€œAmirah,â€? which means princess, are available at the Burnsville PACâ€™s box office, 12600 Nicollet Ave., and through was named through a public contest. (Photo submitted) Ticketmaster.com. (Photo submitted)
theater and arts briefs Eagan choirâ€™s season begins Eagan-based Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra kicks off its 18th season on Oct. 26 and 27 with â€œChamber Classics â€“ Music that Exhilarates!â€? Performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Bloomington, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Exultateâ€™s complete season calendar can be found at www.exultate. org. Single tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors over age 65. Season ticket packages and single tickets are on sale at 651-707-0727 or www.exultate.org.
ing performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Tickets are $21 in advance â€“ $23 at the door â€“ and are available online at www.LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com, or at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Advance purchase is recommended. For tickets or additional information, call 952985-4640.
Burnsville author releases fifth novel
Burnsville author John Solensten has released his fifth novel, â€œBuffalo Grass,â€? which is rooted in Lakota myth and legend. It follows South Dakota native son Peter Thorson from his personal failure Monroe on Wall Street to a journey of self-discovery on Crossing at the South Dakota prairie. LAAC The novel, published Bluegrass and gospel by North Star Press of St. quintet Monroe Cross- Cloud Inc., can be found
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Local singing competition The North Star Competition, an Internet singing contest, is accepting entries through Nov. 30 from singers age 18 and older. The winner will receive a trip to Nashville to record an album and a nationwide tour with The Color Dash 5K. Contest rules and more information can be found at NorthStarSings.com.
Tonic Sol-fa holiday stop Minnesota-based harmony group Tonic Sol-fa performs its holiday show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $32 at the box office and via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or Ticketmaster.com.
The Minnesota Zooâ€™s female Malayan tapir calf, the first born at the zoo in more than 20 years, has been named â€œAmirahâ€? (pronounced â€œah MEER ahâ€?) through a public naming contest. Amirah, which means princess, was the winning name with 401 votes. Amirah, born July 20, has quickly become a guest favorite at the Apple Valley zoo. Growing rapidly, she now weighs 101 pounds and can be seen on exhibit each morning with her mother â€œBertie.â€? For the first 6-8 months of life, tapir calves resemble furry
watermelons with legs. They are dark brown to black with alternating bands of yellowish-white stripes and spots. Young tapirs can weigh as much as 450 pounds at one year of age and reach adult size in about 2-3 years. One of the most endangered animals in Southeast Asia, Malayan tapir populations are declining due to habitat loss from deforestation for agricultural palm oil plantations. Palm oil is used in many food products, cosmetics, and bath products. People can help save tropical forests that are
home to tapirs and other wildlife by purchasing products that use sustainable palm oil. More information is at www. mnzoo.org/DoOneThing/shopping.asp. In human care, the Malayan tapir is managed for breeding purposes by a Species Survival Plan, which, through the coordinated efforts of several zoos throughout the United States, helps maintain the gene pool for the future aid of the wild population. The zoo had four prior Malayan tapir births, the last one occurring in 1991.
Vote tally crowns new tapir calf a â€˜princessâ€™
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