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Burnsville | Eagan October 12, 2012 | Volume 33 | Number 33

191 board wrestles with facility plans


Elementary parent choice among the proposals by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK

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


The Burnsville-EaganSavage School Board continued to wrestle Oct. 4 with proposals that would force parents to choose their elementary school, close the Burnsville High School senior campus and add ninth grade to the high school. Meeting in a workshop, board members didn’t appear completely sold on Superintendent Randy Clegg’s

proposals, which include dividing District 191 into east and west zones of elementary magnet schools and compelling families to choose a school within their zone. But with poverty concentrated in some schools and wide disparities in building utilization, change is needed, according to Clegg. The board can adopt a “controlled-choice” plan or “bite the bullet” and redraw attendance boundaries, he

suggested. In early 2010, the board backed off boundary changes recommended by a board-appointed task force. The changes, which met massive parent resistance, could have sent up to 774 elementary students to different schools. The Eden Prairie School District subsequently had its own boundary controversy, with an unpopular redrawing of school lines

to diffuse concentrations of students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals and to even out enrollments between schools. “It cost Eden Prairie their superintendent,” District 191 board Chair Ron Hill reminded colleagues Oct. 4. Clegg is recommending two zones of five schools, split by Interstate 35W, each with a different theme or magnet focus. Families

would select three schools by rank order of preference. The full transition to controlled choice would probably take five to seven years, preceded by consensus-building in the community, Clegg said. “This is going to take a ton of conversation,” he said. The district should start soon, “because you have a See FACILITY, 14A

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Glacier Hills Elementary Principal Jeff Holton greeted students from the school’s roof Thursday after spending the night on it in a tent.

Satire comes to Burnsville stage

Eagan principal sleeps on roof to support school

Chameleon Theatre is offering a satire on the sordid inner workings of the American film industry with its staging of “Speed-The-Plow.” Page 11A

by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK

While most school officials reward students with words of praise or prizes, one local principal took a more creative approach by sleeping on the roof. Glacier Hills Elementary Principal Jeff Holton spent the night of Oct. 3 sleep-

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Burnsville police officers and firefighters assessed “victims” of a chemical accident at the city’s water-treatment plant on Oct. 4. Burnsville’s police, fire and public works departments held a mock emergency-response drill that included responders from Eagan, Apple Valley, Savage, the Dakota County Special Operations Team, the Dakota Communications Center and Fairview Ridges Hospital. Burnsville periodically holds full-scale drills to supplement its ongoing emergency training.


Strip comes alive with new restaurants The Rack, Hurricane open on Aldrich Avenue by John Gessner

Clash to decide who is the best Eagan has clinched a share of the South Suburban Conference volleyball title and faces No. 1-ranked Lakeville North next week. Page 12A

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Opinions clash at legislative forum by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK

opening and managing Hooters Restaurants, including stints at the Burnsville and Mall of America locations and even an assignment in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. “It was just time for me to do it myself,” Martinez said. “It’s a dream come true. I feel really blessed to have this staff. A lot of them worked for me before.” The decor of the old Timber Lodge lent itself to the Rack concept, which Martinez designed. Customers are greeted by a rack of caribou antlers at the entrance. “Without the Rack Girls, we wouldn’t be the Rack Bar and Grill,” Martinez said. “The Rack

An Oct. 5 forum for Burnsville- and Eagan-area legislative candidates elicited clashing opinions on state finances, education funding and the definition of Obamacare. The Burnsville Chamber of Commerce forum included candidates in rematch races following a Republican sweep of local seats in the 2010 election and introduced candidates new to the scene. Candidates are running in new districts after the state legislative map was redrawn earlier this year. Republicans touted accomplishments from the last two years, when they held majorities in both the Senate and the House. The Republican Legislature “did a great job of turning our economy around,” said Rep. Diane Anderson, an Eagan Republican running in District 51A. “My policies of less government spending without raising taxes is what’s given us real results. We inherited a $6 billion deficit from the previous Legislature, and we reduced the spending and we didn’t raise taxes,” Anderson said. In February, the state forecast a $1.3 billion surplus, Anderson said. Sen. Ted Daley, an Eagan Republican running in District 51 against Eagan DFLer Jim Carlson, whom Daley unseated in 2010, said Republicans turned “that historic deficit into a budget surplus, which is about $1.3 billion right now.” Anderson’s opponent, Eagan DFLer Sandra Masin, whom Anderson unseated in 2010, wasn’t at the forum. But another DFLer, Senate District 56 candidate Leon Thurman of Burnsville, tried to douse Republican claims of a surplus. “There is no surplus when you owe $2.4 billion to the schools,” said Thur-



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Kevin Martinez of Savage is general manger of the newly opened Rack Bar and Grill on Aldrich Avenue in Burnsville, which he owns with two partners. in Burnsville’s Heart of the City. “I look at it strictly as a positive. It gives people an option, more reason to come by.” Between the two buildings is a retail building that housed a store called The Parrot before it also went dark. A new occupant, Halal Groceries, arrived this spring. “We’re happy. Everything is full up on that corner,” said Skip Nienhaus, Burnsville’s economic development coordinator.

The Rack Rack Girls are “easy on the eyes,” said general manager Kevin Martinez, who owns the restaurant with two other partners. Martinez, of Savage, knows this territory. He spent 15 years

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Burnsville, Eagan candidates speak


Wings with attitude are back on a Burnsville frontage road known in recent years for its empty buildings and departed Hooters Restaurant. Two new bar-restaurants opened in recent weeks on Aldrich Avenue west of Interstate 35W and south of Burnsville Parkway. The chicken wing-slinging Hooters, whose November 2010 closing followed the shuttering of the same owners’ Hooters locations in St. Cloud and downtown Minneapolis, is now the site of Hurricane Grill and Wings. While the Florida-based chain serves up wings, beers and other fare with an oceanside vibe, the competitor two doors down is keeping the Hooters legacy in its rear-view mirror. The Rack Bar and Grill is designed to evoke a hunting or fishing lodge, except hunting and fishing lodges don’t usually come with a wait-staff crew called the Rack Girls. These servers dress for the indoors, in black shorts and camouflage tank tops. The business is in the old Timber Lodge Steakhouse building, which was vacant longer than Hooters. Troy Benesh, general manager of the Burnsville Hurricane Grill and Wings, said the sudden appearance of two bar-restaurants on a previously moribund commercial strip can only benefit both. “My opinion is, high tides float all boats,” said Benesh, who was previously part-owner of the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location

ing in a tent pitched on the Eagan school’s roof after promising students he would do so if they met their fundraising goal. “I wanted to do something more interesting to motivate them,” Holton said.


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1950s-style diner to open in Eagan by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK







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Ayman Samie has had a love affair with American comfort food since emigrating from Egypt to the United State nearly 10 years ago. This passion is behind Samie’s new restaurant, Betty’s Cafe, which is set to open next week at 1981 Silver Bell Road in Eagan. “This is part of America’s identity, and I want to keep it going,� Samie said. All the classic fare will be served at Betty’s, including meat loaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, hamburgers and, of course, homemade apple pie. The cafe will have a variety of classic pies as well as little-known recipes such as chocolate-covered cherry pie. Customers can enjoy a free treat during a soft opening on Oct. 18 and again during a grand opening on Oct. 20. Betty’s will offer a classic breakfast menu served all day. Every item on the menu will be made from scratch and set at affordable prices, Samie said. Breakfast items, for instance, will be less than $8. Samie said he plans to have between 20 and 25 employees in time for the cafe’s soft opening. The new restaurant’s decor resembles that of the well-known Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, but Samie said the two restaurants are not affiliated. When Betty’s Pie’s closed its location in Medina, Samie swooped in to purchase its furniture and equipment. Samie said he chose the name Betty’s Cafe because he liked the classic nature of the name “Betty.� Betty’s Cafe will be the second 1950s-style diner to open in Eagan in the past few months. Ze’s Diner opened in March in Town Centre. However, Samie said he is not concerned about competition. “Every customer has different tastes and we will be judged by our own merits,� he said.

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Ayman Samie will open Betty’s Cafe at 1981 Silver Bell Road in Eagan next week. A soft opening is set for Oct. 18 and a grand opening will be held Oct. 20. Samie said he was drawn to the cafe’s location — off Highway 13 and Silver Bell Road — by surrounding housing developments and businesses, and plans to construct an outlet mall nearby. “I think that’s going to be a good mix,� he said. Betty’s Cafe isn’t Samie’s first venture. He currently owns the Route 52, a 1950s diner in Cannon Falls, which he purchased four years ago. Although he will continue to operate Route 52, Samie said he plans to be at Betty’s daily to oversee its operations. Samie’s restaurant experience extends back to Egypt, where he owned a seaside restaurant that sold kabobs and other grilled foods. When he came to Minne-

sota in 2001, the cold weather was a bit of a shock, but the Excelsior resident said he quickly grew fond of the Midwestern culture and food. “I’d never want to go anywhere else,� he said. “I like the clean environment and friendly people.� Samie became drawn to American culture as a child watching Western movies and television shows. But it was his stint working at Mickey’s Diner in St. Paul that inspired him to open a 1950s cafe. “I loved watching people come in from the snow and enjoy classic hash browns and eggs,� he said. Jessica Harper is at jessica. or

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

Education funding, all-day kindergarten, and special education were the focus of a Tuesday forum comprised of District 51 legislative candidates. A crowd of residents and school officials filled a Black Hawk Middle School auditorium on Oct. 9 to hear from the six contenders. The forum, hosted by the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District, included Sen. Ted Daley, R-Eagan; Jim Carlson, District 51 DFL candidate; Rep. Doug Wardlow, REagan; Laurie Halverson, District 51B DFL candidate; Rep. Diane Anderson, R-Eagan; and Sandra Masin, District 51A DFL candidate. The event also included legislative candidates for District 57, which represents Rosemount and Apple Valley. Contenders didn’t hold back the mud slinging as they pointed fingers at one another for state education funding shifts. Democrats blamed Republicans for the funding shifts imposed last legislative session, while Republicans pointed the finger at Democrats for previous funding shifts. Both blamed one another for the state’s budget deficits. “We need to look at per pupil funding,” Anderson said. “District 196 is getting better funding now. Democrats gave more to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Republicans are funneling more to District 196.” Additionally, Anderson noted that education comprises a large portion of the state budget to date. Masin painted a very different picture, noting that Republicans have failed to adequately fund the school district. “We need to keep up with inflation,” she said. Masin said she is con-

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Rep. Doug Wardlow, R-Eagan (left), Sen. Ted Daley, R-Eagan, and Jim Carlson, DFL candidate for District 51, debated education funding, all-day kindergarten and special education during a forum on Oct. 9 at Black Hawk Middle School in Eagan. Rep. Diane Anderson, R-Eagan, Sandra Masin, DFL candidate for District 51A, and Laurie Halverson, DFL candidate for District 51B, also participated in the event. cerned changes to education funding have led to larger class sizes and additional fees imposed on families. “I’m amazed how much it costs to keep families in public schools,” she said. Masin added that the state has failed to properly fund early childhood education. Halverson agreed that education has not been adequately funded under a Republican majority, adding that funding shifts have caused property taxes to jump by $370 million. “We need to fund our schools appropriately and use our resources appropriately,” she said. Halverson pointed out that, although District 196 passed a balanced budget last summer, it did so after making cuts for several years. Wardlow echoed Anderson’s sentiments. “What we need to do is not focus on more money but on making sure it’s going into the classrooms and not administration,” he said. Daley agreed, saying that the state should focus on funding literacy initiatives, such as one created last session that aims to help children read at grade level by

tax code,” she said. “It has become lopsided.” Anderson and Wardlow were adamantly against raising taxes and noted during the last session that they managed to reduce government waste. “We don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem,” Wardlow said. “We need to stop funding downtown and failing schools — I mean decrease funding.” Daley took the opportunity to thank various school employees from custodians to teachers but failed to address the question. Carlson asked the moderator to repeat the question, saying it had gotten lost – a jab at Daley. Carlson noted that, as a state senator from 2008 to 2010, he voted in favor of tax increases. “Taxes have never been lower. It’s been on the decline since 1961,” he said. “People profit from our education system and should put some money back into it.”

third grade. “These are great reforms to improve performance,” he said. Carlson strongly disagreed with the Republican candidates’ outlook on education funding. “Anyone who says we are funding education adequately is wrong,” he said, noting that District 196 bor- All-day rowed $15 million last summer to balance its budget kindergarten All of the Burnsvilleas a result of funding shifts Eagan candidates expressed and the state shutdown. support for all-day kinderTax increases? garten but took differing When asked whether viewpoints on a few details. Masin said she supports they would raise taxes to adequately fund education, all-day kindergarten and opponents again took very believes it needs to be made more affordable for middle different paths. Masin again accused Re- and low-income families. “There’s a substantial publicans of failing to balance the budget due to their cost,” she said. “I hope districts will consider scholarstance on taxes. “How can you balance ships in the future.” Halverson agreed. a budget when you take “For families to not a loan from the schools?” she asked rhetorically. “We choose all-day kindergarten need to figure out what our due to cost is saddening,” priorities are. We know that she said. “We need to make people are willing to fund it available to all families.” Wardlow said he favors things that are important to all-day kindergarten as a them.” Halverson said she would way to expand choice, and be willing to raise taxes, but said he believes in providing would want to first look for vouchers to make the proefficiencies that could be gram affordable and drive competition. made. Daley said he believes the “We need to look at the

cost of all-day kindergarten should be determined by the school district. “We should have that local control to determine what is best for the community,” he said. Carlson disagreed, in part, saying that funding for all-day kindergarten and early childhood education should be incorporated into the state’s general education funding formula. “We need to invest as much as we can,” he said. Rather than take a position on the issue, Anderson said she would like to hear from constituents before making a decision.

Special education

anything,” he said. “When Obermueller is elected, we should go to him.”

Integration funds District 196 receives $4 million in integration funding to close the achievement gap and address racially isolated schools. Candidates were split on whether to support this program. Wardlow applauded District 196’s use of the funds and pointed to its magnet schools as a successful way to address integration issues. “I’d like to repurpose these funds to look at what works – and fund those – and what doesn’t – and stop funding those,” he said. “We need to reward excellence.” Daley agreed that the program needs reforms. “While it’s used well in District 196, in lots of other districts it’s not used with a clear purpose,” he said. “We need to look at the bigger picture.” Carlson disagreed, saying his focus is on the district he represents, not every school district in the state. Anderson echoed Daley, adding that she believes too much funding goes to Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts. Masin and Halverson said they support integration funding to improve learning opportunities for all students. “We can’t be a system of the haves and have-nots,” Halverson said. Preventing bullying in schools was one issue that brought all the candidates together. Several candidates shared stories of their children facing the issue, and agreed that bullying should be addressed through partnerships between school districts and the state.

When discussing special education funding, all candidates agreed that the program, which is federally mandated, is underfunded by the federal government. “It’s an unfunded mandate,” Halverson said. “You won’t tie kids’ shoelaces together and ask them why they didn’t win the race.” Halverson said she believes the state and federal government must work together to find long-term predictable funding for the program. Wardlow took a slightly different approach, saying that he believes the mandate should be loosened to allow for innovation. “We need local control to meet students’ needs,” he said. Daley said he has little faith that the federal government will adequately fund the mandate due to the national debt. “It’s relatively simple,” he said. “We need to grow jobs and the economy. With more people doing well, we will all do better.” Carlson pointed to Republicans in Congress as the ones to blame for the lack of federal funding. Jessica Harper is at jessica. “Our 2nd District Con- or facegressman (John Kline) is the chair of the education committee and has not done

Burnsville thefts included U.S. Marine vehicle, two charged Two women are charged with ransacking vehicles in Burnsville and stealing one – a Chevrolet Malibu belonging to the Marine Corps Recruiting Center. The alleged crimes occurred on Oct. 1 in the Heart of the City parking ramp, 12700 Nicollet Ave. S., and in an apartment parking ramp at 301 McAndrews Road. The women, 27-yearold Sarah Elizabeth Burr-

ington of Minneapolis and 33-year-old Tonya Anname Losh of Fridley, are each charged with motor vehicle theft, property theft and first-degree criminal property damage, all felonies. According to criminal complaints, Losh admitted to police she’d driven Burrington to the Heart of the City ramp after Burrington told her she needed to “make some money.” A Marine Corps Recruit-

ing Center employee called police Oct. 1 to report that the government-owned 2010 Malibu was missing from the Heart of the City ramp. Four other people reported thefts from vehicles in the ramp, including another government vehicle with two broken windows and a stolen gas card, complaints said. Items stolen from the vehicles also included a 32-inch TV, a com-

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pound bow, a fishing system and a gym bag. Police tracked the Marines’ Malibu through its GPS system. Fridley police arrested the two women after they parked it outside a Fridley apartment complex. Burrington had been driving. The government license plates had been replaced with plates stolen from a vehicle in the apartment ramp, complaints said.

Three other people reported their vehicle windows had been broken. The only thing reported stolen was a set of keys for a storage locker. Several items of stolen property from the Heart of the City ramp were found inside the Malibu, complaints said. Burrington admitted to stealing the car and other items in the ramp, and to “stealing the license plate off another vehicle

in Burnsville,” complaints said. Losh admitted to pawning the TV Burrington had stolen, they said. Surveillance video from the ramp shows the pair arriving in a green SUV and Burrington placing bags full of items into it. It shows her later driving away in the stolen Malibu. — John Gessner



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

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

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

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

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

Letters Kautz listens to opposing views

ceeded. I urge you to give support to Kautz in her bid for another term as mayor To the editor: Over the years, Eliza- of Burnsville. Rest assured beth Kautz and I have not that she has mine. always agreed on questions facing the city of Burnsville. TIM IVERS To her everlasting credit, Burnsville she has always been ready to listen to opposing views. Ron Hill incites While our differences have, from time to time, been pas- positive action sionate, we have always re- To the editor: mained cordial. Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Most of her day, since be- School Board candidate coming our mayor, is spent Ron Hill has been a leader in meetings where Burns- in securing funding for Disville’s future is shaped. trict 191 schools. He is not There is no better advocate afraid to roll up his sleeves for our city than Elizabeth and go to bat at the LegisKautz. Her work is some- lature for students. Over the times difficult and always years he has worked and testime-consuming. Clearly tified on many issues facing her consuming desire is to the school district. Others make life better for the citi- at the state level have reczens of Burnsville. She has, ognized his work, Gov. Tim to her credit, largely suc- Pawlenty appointed Hill to

the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Hill understands what it takes to create an effective learning environment for all students. Hill doesn’t just talk education, he gets things done. Vote for Ron Hill. PAUL LIBRA Burnsville A letter in support of Hill was also received from JEFF RANDOL, Savage

Currier has common sense To the editor: I am writing in support of re-election of DeeDee Currier to the BurnsvilleEagan-Savage School Board. She brings a wealth of experience and common sense approach that keeps

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the focus of education in the district on students. She has worked in and for District 191 schools as a teacher, administrator, and school board member. She has a comprehensive and unique perspective on education that has served the district well and will continue to do so moving forward. She is passionate about providing a world class education and learning opportunities for all. She understands the diverse nature of the district’s students and has the creativity, intellect and experience to solve complex funding, achievement, and other issues. She possesses the ability to see the big picture across the district as well as recognizing the needs of schools, programs, teachers, and students. She has the political savvy to recognize changes that need to come from the Legislature and navigate the course to achieving them. She realizes that a strong school district affects everyone, not just those with children in school, and she is committed to keeping property values strong. The district offers learning options such as early childhood education, all day kindergarten, English language learner programs, college level high school courses, extracurricular sports/activities, adult education and senior opportunities, and she will help maintain choices. She provides leadership for all members of the school district, not just a few. Currier has provided responsible, reliable leader-

ship on the School Board and we are lucky to have her. On Nov. 6, vote to reelect her for another term. STEVE FIEBIGER Burnsville

Jensen listens and will respond To the editor: Dave Jensen is the DFL candidate for Minnesota House District 56A, which includes 3.5 precincts in Burnsville and Savage. As a nurse practitioner in geriatrics, Jensen uses his medical training to understand with an objective point of view and make sound judgments about his patients. He listens carefully as patient after patient tells him they must decide whether to buy food or medicine. Jensen wants to bring his medical training and experience to the Minnesota Legislature on Tuesday, Nov. 6. He is a man of integrity, honesty, and character. As Jensen talks to people while door knocking he sees worried looks on parents’ faces when they talk to him about the high class sizes of their school aged children. Most homeowners he visits don’t know their homestead credit was eliminated to fund a tax break for corporations. Families in Burnsville and Savage are still feeling the stressful emotional and economic effects of the Legislature’s harsh actions during the shutdown in July 2011. Jensen is running because he shares these grave

concerns about the performance of the Legislature over the last two years. Born in North Dakota of Norwegian heritage, Jensen began to form his political views about building strong communities through discussions at the kitchen table about our civic and business responsibility to care for and about others. House District 56A deserves Dave Jensen, a legislator at the Capitol with a sound, common sense approach who will reach across the aisle for families, schools, and businesses. BARBARA MAHOWALD Savage

LEA gives high marks To the editor: The just released Legislative Evaluation Assembly report may hold few surprises, but it is a beacon of hope for Dakota County citizens. The evaluation, carefully constructed by a nonpartisan board, accurately discerns those legislators who believe in the Constitution and liberty. The credo of the LEA states: LEA bases its evaluation on the traditional American principles of constitutionalism, limited government, free enterprise, legal and moral order with justice and individual liberty and dignity. State Rep. Doug Wardlow of Eagan led the way as an outstanding honoree. Also receiving the highSee LETTERS, 5A

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Letters LETTERS, from 4A est grades are Sens. Dave Thompson of Lakeville, Ted Daley of Eagan-Burnsville, and Reps. Mary Liz Holberg of Lakeville and Kurt Bills of Rosemount. Details of how these legislators graded so highly can be found at Dakota County residents have reasons to be grateful as long as the aforementioned legislators continue to do their duty and U.S. Rep. John Kline continues to receive the highest honors from the Faith and Freedom Coalition. RICHARD IFFERT Eagan

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

Civility needs to be an essential part of all politics. Next time please leave the sign where it is and instead knock on my door so we might respectfully discuss our differing stands with each other. PAT FLYNN Burnsville

Mayor Kautz is a true leader To the editor: Burnsville has benefitted greatly from Elizabeth Kautz’s leadership. We have a strong industrial/commercial base, an attractive and well-thought-out pattern of land use including good parks and natural areas, and a capable and efficient city government. She regularly seeks the opinion of residents and other stakeholders and welcomes new ideas and perspectives. When and where appropriate Burnsville cooperates with other units of government and with the nonprofit and private sectors to help Burnsville thrive and keep this a good place to live and raise a family. Join me in voting for Elizabeth Kautz for mayor. VICI OSHIRO Burnsville

Keep Daley in the Senate To the editor: This past week was quite revealing in terms of letting people know what lies ahead if one party or the other has control of the Legislature. Speaking at the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce candidates’ forum, the Republicans spoke about how they closed the big budget gap and brought the state to a surplus. The Democrats said repeatedly that the state needs to spend more.

Sen. Ted Daley, R-Eagan, has consistently fought to hold down the cost of government, and taxes, while supporting key areas such as education. His opponent says he wants to spend more money in lots of ways, for education, yes, but also to create more jobs in the public sector. He also thinks Minnesota should take on more debt, saying the bonding bill for projects was too small and should have been much larger. Daley is a CPA and he knows budgeting, but he also reaches out to the people for their ideas and opinions. He believes that the state needs to fund the important needs of the people, but also has to be financially responsible and not putting Minnesota back into a debt debacle. I know I want to keep Daley in the state Senate. NINA BARTA Eagan

Zest! event was a success To the editor: The first annual Zest! event Thursday, Sept 20, was hands down a success. The Eagan & Lakeville Resource Centers and Cheerful Givers are fortunate to have generous sponsors in Mauer Chevrolet, Home Federal Savings Bank, Superior Service Center, Xcel Energy, Thrivent Northern and Southern Dakota Chapters, State Farm Agent Nick DeVries, Don Stevens and Dakota Electric. Many thanks to our participating restaurants for their delicious, ethnic “tastes� —Andiamo Italian Restorante, Ansari’s Mediterranean Grill, Buca di Beppo (Burnsville), Gorkha Palace, Green Mill, Leeann Chin, Lost Spur, Qdoba, Rudy’s Red Eye Grill’s (Rosemount) and Ze’s Diner – topped off by craft beer samples by College

City Beverage with Lucid Brewing and Odell Brewing Company. The entertainment was top-notch featuring emcee Robyne Robinson, celebrity chefs Amalia MorenoDamgaard and Elizabeth Ries, Barb Schaller, Nitaya Panemalaythong (Miss Minnesota USA) and AlBahira Middle Eastern Dance Theater. The stage exploded with an energetic finale by O’Shea Irish Dancers. Thanks to Scott Swenson for emceeing the ‘heads and tails’ game to win one of two walls of wine, generously donated from Byerly’s and Bourget Imports. The ethnically themed Zest! silent auction baskets were more than extraordinary. Thank you to our many donors. Special thanks to the volunteers who, instead of attending Zest! as a guest, helped make the flow of the evening seem like a seasoned event. Lost Spur management and staff graciously provided the upscale space and accommodating service. Overall, the event raised nearly $23,000. Thanks to our guests, sponsors and donors, your continued partnership allows us to eliminate hunger in Dakota County and provide birthday gifts for children experiencing poverty. LISA HORN Eagan & Lakeville Resource Centers executive director

It’s time to retire Kline To the editor: I must disagree with Mike Johnson who wrote a letter in favor of Mike Obermueller for Congress. He said that the 112th Congress is a do-nothing congress. He is dead wrong. The 112th Congress has passed a bill to remove Obamacare about 30 times.

They haven’t been sitting still. Unfortunately they haven’t presented anything better. I am 77 and health care is a vital concern to me. I have been hearing about Obama’s big tax increase by forcing everyone to buy health insurance. I have been paying that tax since the early ’60s. I am not real happy with his plan but it is a step in the right direction. I was really hoping that we would end up with something like what our Canadian neighbors and most of Western Europe have but that didn’t happen. I am told that we can’t afford real health care. I ask can we afford not to have it? I know I’m one of that 47 percent. I am a freeloader on the government but the fact is my little pensions are eaten up by the cost of my health care. The last couple years a full third of my income goes out for medical treatments and I have to limit my trips to see the doctors because it doesn’t fit my budget. I do agree with Johnson on one thing. It is time to retire John Kline. He can live very comfortably on his pensions and he has a health care plan that I can only dream about, paid for with your tax dollars. BOB BROWN Apple Valley

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as traditional opposite gender marriage. For pastors marrying same-sex couples, they will have to answer to God. KEVIN McCARNEY Lakeville

The 47 percent To the editor: Sometimes I wonder where Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47 percent come from. What was he thinking? A few years back I read a quote by the late Adrian Rogers. The substance of Rogers’ quote might give us a clue to why Romney spoke as he did. Rogers writes, “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.� Romney understands this and realizes there is great potential in the creativity and resourcefulness of all the American people. How exasperating to watch a country settle for less. And in the presence of supporters he shares his frustrations only to have it used against him. Actually, I think he’s on to something.

To the editor: Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt is biblically correct in supporting marriage between men and women. Nienstedt made it clear that marriage is best for children with a husband and wife. Scripture is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. God has JUDY SAIENGA ordained it so. This is why Lakeville same-sex marriage can never be put on an equal plane




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

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


St. Paul Saints owner to speak about his hits and strikeouts

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

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Mike Veeck, owner and president of the St. Paul Saints, will speak Friday, Oct. 26, during the Hitting a Home Run workshop in Rosemount. sion in Your Workplace nated in Comiskey Park & Career,” there’s nothing – home of the Chicago better than a good time. White Sox that his father That is unless it involves owned at the time – and a too many explosives or near-riot ensued. mimes. He’s had some other Veeck said that failures strike outs in his time with make for much funnier sto- the Saints, including having ries and help people learn mimes act out “instant remore about how to run a plays,” but he says the club small business or be an en- doesn’t sell out every game trepreneur. for nothing. And it’s easier to learn “When you walk in to from someone else’s mis- the park, the people who takes. work there, they are having Veeck is well-known for fun and games,” Veeck said his involvement in promot- on the phone from the airing the 1979 Disco Demoli- port this week. “When you tion Night when a crate full see that, the people themof disco records was deto- selves start having fun,

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

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

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

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Suzanne M. Coombes Age 45 of Eagan, passed away on October 3, 2012. Preceded in death by father James Miller. Survived by husband Robyn; children, Cory, Nichole and Michael; mother, Jeannette Miller; siblings, Lynda (Jack) Streefland, John (Rene), David, Alan (Kelly) and Kenneth Miller. Also by many other loving relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11AM M onday, October 8 , 2 0 1 2 a t Mary Mother of the Church, 3333 E. Cliff Rd., Burnsville, MN visitation was 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Hazelwood, MN. White Funeral Home Lakeville (952)469-2723

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College group raises money for suicide prevention efforts, men began visiting the hotel room for sex in exchange for money. One man gave Baymon marijuana in exchange for sex with one of the girls. Hotel video surveillance allegedly showed Baymon handing money to Barnes who then paid for the room. Baymon is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 29 in Ramsey County District Court. He faces up to 14 years in prison. Baymon has several past convictions includes second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and felony domestic assault in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Baymon’s plea follows an Elko man who pleaded guilty in September to four counts of engaging in prostitution with a minor for paying for sex with the girls. Mickey Albert Cupkie, 36, met the girls at the hotel after responding to the online ad. Cupkie is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 1 in Ramsey County District Court. The girls were never charged with prostitution since they are considered victims of sex trafficking, according to the county attorney’s office.

A St. Paul man pleaded guilty to trafficking two minors for sex in an Eagan hotel. Giorgio Jovan Baymon, 25, pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 in a Ramsey County District Court to promotion of prostitution of minors. As a part of Baymon’s plea, he agreed to testify against his codefendant Brandon Barnes and any other uncharged codefendants. “We are very pleased with the plea agreement in this case,” Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said in a news release. According to the criminal complaint, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began tracking two teenage girls in May who they suspected of being prostituted. When officers located the girls, ages 16 and 17, the teens allegedly told the officers they were forced by Baymon and Barnes to prostitute themselves at a hotel in Eagan. Both girls were listed on, with explicit photographs and their cell phone numbers, which was Jessica Harper is at jessica. posted by Baymon. After Baymon told the or facegirls about their ad on

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The Dakota County Technical College Lions Club raised money this week in advance of the Out of Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14, in St. Paul. The walk aims to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which supports local and national suicide prevention awareness programs. During the four-day Lions fundraiser, two large “piggy banks” were designed and decorated – one by a team of women Lions members and the other by men in the group. One Lions Club mem-

ber whose family had been affected by suicide helped organize the benefit. After telling her story, club adviser Brett Kolles said the group wanted to help out in any way it could. “No one should go through the pain survivors of suicide go through,” Kolles said. “We want to prevent it in any way we can.” The Twin Cities walk is one of nearly 250 such events being held this fall nationwide. The walks are expected to unite more than 100,000 walkers nationally and raise more than $7.5 million for suicide prevention efforts. “Much more needs to be done to prevent suicide,” Lindsey Rafnson, who is

Two of the four incumbents in November’s District 191 School Board election made the list of candidates endorsed by the Burnsville Education Association. The teachers union local announced Monday it is backing retired teacher and administrator Steve Dove, marketing specialist Bob VandenBoom, diversity expert and consultant Seema Pothini and active community volunteer Sandra

Sweep. VandenBoom is an appointed board member seeking election to a twoyear term. Sweep is an incumbent seeking re-election to a four-year term. Not on the list were board Chair Ron Hill and Board Member DeeDee Currier, both seeking reelection to four-year terms. “We are very excited to support these four individuals,” said Bob Nystrom, president of the BEA presi-

sion each year. “Every 15 minutes someone dies by suicide in the U.S.,” said Robert Gebbia, executive director for AFSP. “This fall, thousands will be walking to raise money for prevention and awareness, and offer hope to millions of people who have lost a loved one to suicide or who battle personally with depression, bipolar illness, addiction and other mental illnesses.” More information about the foundation is at www. and the Out of Darkness effort at www. Tad Johnson can be reached at tad.johnson@ecm-inc. com or

dent, which represents 740 educators in the BurnsvilleEagan-Savage district. “Together they exhibit diverse and necessary talents, including expertise in finance, education and communication. Over the last few years we have seen controversy resulting from, among other things, difficulty in communication. We are confident these four individuals will put the district on the right track.” The district has “weath-

ered some difficult times. These four candidates are best suited to lead our district for the next several years,” Nystrom said in a news release. Candidates screened with the BEA at the end of September. The BEA’s executive board approved the endorsements on October 3. — John Gessner

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‘Rumors’ spread at school

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

New homes for dolphins Photo by Rick Orndorf

Allie and Semo relocated out of state by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK

The Minnesota Zoo’s two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Allie and Semo, have relocated to new homes in different parts of the country. Semo, age 48 and currently the oldest male bottlenose dolphin in human care, now resides at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California, while Allie, age 25, is at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. The zoo had to relocate its dolphins to allow for repairs to its saltwater-damaged, 15-year-old Discovery Bay building, zoo officials said. “We will miss Allie and Semo, but are excited to see them begin their new journeys,” said Diane Fusco, VEECK, from 1A amateur and Saints baseball. The event will include Craig Veurink, senior vice president and regional manager for US Bank Business Banking, talking about the business loan process, a

Minnesota Zoo marine mammal supervisor. “They are being provided with opportunities to develop new social relationships with other dolphins, and we know they’ll be kept busy.” The Minnesota Zoo’s popular dolphin exhibit, which started in 1978, officially came to an end with the departure of Allie and Semo, and the zoo held open house events last month for visitors to come say goodbye to the dolphins. Semo joins 14 other dolphins at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Allie, who is owned by the Chicago Zoological Society and had been on a breeding loan at the Minnesota Zoo since 2008, returns to the dolphin group at the Brookfield Zoo panel discussion featuring local business owners and a resource fair. The free workshop is being organized by Dakota County Community Development Agency, Dakota County cities and chambers of commerce. Register by Oct. 18 on-

Mason Swain, Jake Speikers and Cuong Duong rehearse Tuesday for the Eastview High School theater department’s production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors.” The play directed by where she lived between Rob Rachow runs Oct. 12-14 in the school’s Performing Arts Center. More photos are at 1995 and 2000. Private charter flights were used to transport Allie and Semo to their new homes. Both dolphins were accompanied by marine Event attendees will be Group seeks mammal experts and a vet- Art Madness able to watch Fitzke in acerinarian on their journeys. Eastview Community As for the Discovery Bay Foundation will host its tion as he paints a piece of input on reform Members of the Minbuilding at the Minnesota fifth annual Art Madness art that will be auctioned Zoo, repairs are expected to from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, off at the end of the event. nesota Education Finance To donate art, volunteer Work Group will hold a take at least a year, during Nov. 3, at The Barn at Spirit which time the dolphin tank of Brandtjen Farms, 16972 or for more information, listening session at Falcon contact Laurie Gilles at lau- Ridge Middle School from will remain empty. Brandtjen Farm Drive, After repairs are com- Lakeville. Tickets are $35 in or (952) 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. pleted, zoo officials say advance at or 322-4828 or Molly Wellik at 24, to present their mendations on how to rethere will likely be a tem- $40 at the door. form the way schools are porary exhibit of rays and The art event will feature fish in Discovery Bay until a cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Marching bands funded in Minnesota and to take feedback on their larger exhibit can be funded with proceeds supporting place first, third ideas. and built. Eastview area students, The public is invited and The Rosemount High teachers and schools. encouraged to attend. Andrew Miller can be reached School marching band capA silent auction will inDistrict 196 School at clude more than 100 origi- tured first place and was or nal art works along with a named field grand champi- Board Treasurer Art Coulon at the Festival of Bands son was selected by the variety of non-art items. Commissioner of EducaThis year’s featured art- field competition Oct. 6 in line at ist is Kevin Fitzke, a 2001 Sioux Falls, S.D. The band’s tion to be a member of the or call (651) 675-4432. The graduate of Eastview High color guard and horn line work group, which began meeting last year. first 100 people to regis- School. Fitzke’s work has also won honors. The listening session will The Eastview High ter will receive a copy of been commissioned in resibe held in the lower-level School marching band Veeck’s book. dential and commercial multi-purpose room at Falspaces in Las Vegas, Minne- placed third in the event. con Ridge, 12900 Johnny The bands will Tad Johnson can be reached apolis and St. Paul. He has at also been featured in gal- next compete at the Youth Cake Ridge Road, (park in back). or leries throughout the Twin in Music Marching Band Championships on Oct. Cities. 13 at the Metrodome. 952-435-3321

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Write to wrestlers Between Oct. 15 and Nov. 2, the Dakota County Library is encouraging children in grades five to 12 to write a letter to their favorite World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, convincing the superstar to read the letter writer’s

favorite book. Letters can be submitted to any Dakota County Library location for judging. Three letters – one for each grade category (grades 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12) – will be chosen from all entries to move on to the national judging. Eighteen finalists from all of the national entries will be chosen in January 2013 and will win a trip to attend WrestleMania 29 in East Rutherford, N.J., on April 7, 2013. For more information, visit www.dakotacounty. us/library.

Ballet plans season events Twin City Ballet of Minnesota, Lakeville, will celebrate its 10th anniversary performances of “The Nutcracker” Dec. 7-9 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. A VIP reception fundraiser with backstage tour will be Friday, Dec. 7. Preorders for the ballet’s May 10-11, 2013, performance of “Cinderella 1944: A Love Story” will be available during intermission at the VIP event. “The Nutcracker” tickets range from $12 to $26. Tickets for the VIP fundraiser are $150, advance purchase only. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or tick- An early bird special season package for both productions is available for $24 to $42, only at the box office or by calling (952) 895-4680. For more information, visit or call (952) 452-3163.

IMAX family night The IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley will host Family Night on Monday, Oct. 15. Guests who purchase one adult admission ($9.50) to the 6:30 p.m. showing of “Dolphins” will receive one free child’s admission to the movie and complimentary chicken fingers and drink (while supplies last) before the show. Dinner will be served in the lobby beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Spanish screening The IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley will hold a Spanish screening of “Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon” on Saturday, Oct. 13. Doors open at 10:15 a.m.; the movie begins at 10:50 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box office only. Call (952) 431-4629 for information.

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

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

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

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Tiger cubs make debut at Minnesota Zoo Guests at the Minnesota Zoo were seeing stripes this week with the zoo’s two Amur tiger cubs going on exhibit for the first time. Over the past few months, viewers from around the world have watched the cubs grow up via the zoo’s live Tiger Cam. The first cub was born at the Minnesota Zoo in June; the second was born at the St. Louis Zoo in July. Both female, the cubs were brought together to ensure proper socialization, zoo officials said. Both were hand-reared because their mother did not successfully nurse them, and now the cubs are nearly off bottles and growing strong. Amur tigers have been part of the Minnesota Zoo’s Northern Trail since the zoo opened in 1978.

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Eagan clinches conference title tie Wildcats face No. 1-ranked North next week by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

Eagan appears to be saving its best volleyball for South Suburban Conference matches, which could bode well for the Wildcats because their toughest match of the regular season likely is coming up next week. By defeating Eastview 25-12, 25-11, 25-23 on Tuesday night, Eagan clinched at least a share of the conference championship for the second consecutive year. Not only are the Wildcats undefeated (8-0) in conference play, they have yet to drop a set against an SSC opponent. “This is a very competitive team, and when they step out on the floor there aren’t many weaknesses,” Eagan coach Kathy GillenMelville said. But, she added, “there are always things we can work on.” Eagan has a week to prepare for its final SSC match at home against No. 1-ranked Lakeville North at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Eagan High School. Lakeville North is 7-1 in league play and can tie for the championship by beating Eagan. Burnsville (7-1) also can tie for the title with a victory in its final SSC match and an Eagan loss. Lakeville North is 23-1 overall, and its only loss is on paper. The Panthers were on their way to a victory over Burnsville on Sept. 20 when they inadvertently used a player in her sixth set of the night, counting varsity and junior varsity matches. That’s one more set than Minnesota State High School League bylaws allow, and North had to forfeit the varsity match. Eagan, 18-2 overall and ranked sixth in Class 3A, suffered both of its losses in the Eagle Invitational in Apple Valley. At that time the Wildcats were missing their star player, junior outside hitter Taylr McNeil, who was out with a concussion after being struck on the side of the head by a ball during practice. McNeil said she is healthy again, which means opponents might want to watch their heads. She put down 15 kills in the three games

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Eagan running back Travis McLemore weaves through traffic during the Wildcats’ 35-0 victory at Bloomington Jefferson.

Wildcat football put a victory on the board Football team takes control early against Jefferson by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

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Eagan’s Callie Schapekahm blocks a kill attempt by Brie Orr of Eastview during a South Suburban Conference volleyball match Tuesday night. The Wildcats won in three sets to improve to 8-0 in the conference. against Eastview on Tuesday night. The Wildcats made it look surprisingly easy against an Eastview team that is 14-7 and was just outside the top 10 in the state Class 3A rankings. “We expected a hard match,” McNeil said. “Eastview has a good team with good players. Their coach (Becky Egan) knows what she’s doing. “But I think we’re really coming together. All of the girls who hadn’t played varsity before this season are playing really well now. We’re moving up and up and up.” Among the younger play-

ers taking on bigger roles for the Wildcats is McNeil’s sister Maddie, a sophomore outside hitter. Middle hitters Bri Pernsteiner and Celia Bertsch had six and five kills in the Eastview match. Although it was apparent from the first day of volleyball season that the EaganLakeville North match could decide the conference championship, Gillen-Melville said the Wildcats avoided focusing on it until the day after they played Eastview. “The girls have been really good at playing each match as it comes,” she said. “We had a tough match against Burnsville (Oct. 4). Then we focused on this match

(against Eastview), and I honestly believe that none of our girls were thinking about Lakeville North.” They’ll have plenty of time to think about that match now. Eastview, which dropped to 5-3 in conference play, got seven kills from outside hitter Brie Orr, an eighthgrader. The Lightning played at fourth-ranked Wayzata on Thursday and will hold its annual tournament Friday and Saturday at the Eastview High School gym. Blaine and Eden Prairie, the second- and thirdranked teams in Class 3A, are in the field at Eastview’s tournament.

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five catches for 91 yards. Seidel had 62- and 14-yard touchdown runs. Seidel gained 119 yards on 14 carries and completed nine of 19 passes for 141 yards. Josh Loew completed the scoring with a 2-yard run in the third quarter. Bloomington Jefferson (0-6) was held to 126 yards and seven first downs. Eagan had 340 yards of offense. The Eagan defense forced five turnovers, two of which were interceptions by senior defensive back Travis McLemore. Linebacker Mark Woodcock also had an interception, while defensive back Jabri Guy and defensive lineman Kai Nerhus recovered fumbles. Eagan will play at South Suburban Conference coleader Lakeville North at 7 p.m. Friday before closing the regular season at home against Apple Valley on Wednesday. The Wildcats would need to win both games and have several other teams stumble to have a chance of being at home in the first round of the Section 3-6A playoffs Oct. 26.

After losing five consecutive games, the last two in the final minute of play, Eagan had a lot of frustration to release. Bloomington Jefferson found itself in the way of the Wildcats’ wrath. Eagan drubbed Jefferson 35-0 in a South Suburban Conference football game Friday at Bloomington Stadium, earning its first victory – and first shutout – of the season. The previous two weeks, the Wildcats lost to Eastview and Rosemount on field goals in the final minute. Eagan coach Rick Sutton said that in 30 years of coaching he didn’t recall losing any other game in the final minute, never mind two in a row. The Wildcats, 1-5 overall, made sure they wouldn’t be vulnerable to a last-second defeat, scoring two touchdowns each in the second and third quarters. Senior quarterback Mitch Seidel returned to the lineup after being injured in second week of the season. He passed for two touchdowns and ran for Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. two more. Cole Peterson caught or touchdown passes of 2 and 34 yards and finished with

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Burnsville edges out Lakeville South 3-1 by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

The Burnsville volleyball team survived a scrappy, young Lakeville South squad on Tuesday night, pulling away at the end with a 3-1 victory. The Cougars made the Blaze work for the victory. South led most of the fourth game before Burnsville rallied. “I think we played well, but we didn’t play our best,” head coach Kim Fritz said. “We had our moments, but we second-guessed ourselves and made too many errors.” Still, it was a welcome victory after falling to Eagan 3-0 on Oct. 4. The girls lost the third game 35-33. “The first two games (against Eagan), we didn’t play too well,” Fritz said. “I think the girls came out to prove to themselves tonight. They moved the ball well and played well defensively.” The Eagan match was the first time the Blaze was swept since the season opener against Chaska. In all of its other losses, the Blaze won at least one set. The Blaze was one of the rare teams to take a set against No. 1-ranked Lakeville North. Even though Burnsville dropped the Sept. 20 match 3-1, the Blaze was given a victory after the Panthers forfeited. Lakeville North violated Bylaw 502 in the Minnesota State High School League rule book. A player who participated in North’s junior varsity and varsity matches went in to serve after Burnsville forced a fourth set. She had already played two sets of junior varsity and three on varsity that day, and five is the maximum allowed per day by the high school league. The Panthers reported the infraction to the MSHSL immediately following the match. With one conference match left on the schedule Tuesday at Bloomington Kennedy, the Blaze has a chance to finish as one of the top teams in the South Suburban Conference with

Photo by Andy Rogers

Burnsville’s Alannah Baker (1) and Alyssa Muelken (6) go for the block against Lakeville South’s Jade Tingelhoff (8) on Tuesday. Eagan and Lakeville North. “It’s exciting,” Fritz said. “It’s a good pressure. The girls don’t look at it as anything but exciting. It sets us up well for sections. We know who we’ll have to face. Our goal is section finals. Our short-term goal is to get there.” The Section 3AAA playoffs begin Oct. 23. First, the girls have one more weekend tournament at the October Classic at Apple Valley beginning Friday. They will see several good outstate

teams such as Minneota, WabashaKellogg and Kasson-Mantorville, along with Chanhassen, Edina, Hibbing, Jordan, Winona, Osseo and Maple Grove. “I think every match is a ramp-up to the playoffs,” Fritz said. “We have some plays were looking to try, but we just want to play that quick, fast game.”

Photos by Rick Orndorf

Top: Eagan midfielder Jonah Garcia plays the ball while Burnsville’s Logan Nelson defends during a Section 3AA boys soccer quarterfinal game Tuesday night. Eagan won 2-1 in overtime, avenging a 1-0 loss to the Blaze on Oct. 4. Eagan played No. 1-seeded Eastview in the semifinals Thursday, after this edition went to press. Apple Valley and Rosemount played in the other semifinal game.

Bottom: Eagan’s Juan Sjoberg (10) fights for control over Burnsville’s Keaon Dousti (3) in the Section 3AA quarterfinal Andy Rogers can be reached at andy. game on Tuesday. With the No. 4 seed, Eagan defeated No. or 5 Burnsville in overtime 2-1 in Eagan. Burnsville’s season concludes with a 7-6-3 record. sunthisweek.

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Blaze trampled by Panthers Burnsville football falls to .500 by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

It’s been a season of highs and lows for the Burnsville football team. And lately, it’s been a little low. Burnsville was itching for some good news on Oct. 5 after getting blown out by Lakeville South 35-10 on Sept. 28. Prior to the loss, the Blaze had won three straight over Eagan, Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy. But those were struggling teams with one victory between them. Burnsville’s opponent on Friday, Lakeville North, has been ranked in the top 10 in Class 6A all season. When Burnsville went to halftime tied with North, it appeared as though the Blaze would have a chance at a signature victory. But that was as close as the team would get as North went on to win 28-7. “We played well enough in the first half,” head coach Tyler Krebs said. “We went toe-to-toe with them. That’s what we’re going to have to build off of. We still don’t think we’ve put together a full football game. Our margin for error is small and we made too many mistakes in the second half.” The Burnsville score came in the second quarter on a 26-yard pass from Will Reger to a wide-open Tyler Hanson. In the second half, the Blaze didn’t have an answer for Lakeville North’s rushing attack. Panthers quarterback Zach Creighton had

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Burnsville’s Brady Letson (32) tries to tackle Lakeville North’s Zach Creighton (10) in the Blaze’s 28-7 loss on Friday. 174 yards rushing. North had 400 rushing yards and 522 total yards. “We couldn’t move the ball and our defense couldn’t get off the field,” Krebs said. “We had our opportunities; we just couldn’t make stops. We had some opportunities on long third downs, but we just couldn’t get them off the field.” The margin might have been larger, but Burnsville recovered a fumble in the end zone to stall a Lakeville North drive when the Panthers were already leading 21-7. A long touchdown run for North was called back because of a holding penalty. “We’re still a ways away from competing against really good teams,” Krebs said. “We have to play almost perfect, and we weren’t perfect tonight.” Burnsville (3-3) has two

chances left to get to four victories on the season. The last time the Blaze finished the regular season with four wins or more was in 2006. Apple Valley will pay a visit on Friday and the Blaze will travel to Prior Lake on Wednesday. Prior Lake shares the South Suburban Conference lead with Lakeville North. The Blaze is still in the hunt for a home game in the Section 3 playoffs. Lakeville North, Prior Lake and Eastview are on track for the top three seeds, but the fourth is open with two games remaining. Burnsville and Rosemount have 3-3 records, while Lakeville South is 2-4.

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Free skating event in Apple Valley for ages 5-8 The Eastview Hockey Association and Apple Valley Hockey Association are holding a free skating event for boys and girls ages 5-8 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Apple Valley Sports Arena (Apple Valley High School). The event is designed to give boys and girls who are interested in playing hockey a chance to try skating

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and learn more about the Mite hockey programs in the community. Free loaner skates will be available to children who do not have their own. Skaters are encouraged to wear a hockey helmet or bike helmet. Representatives of both hockey associations will be available to answer questions about the Mite program. Both associations

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Abby is one of the state leaders in assists with 13 on the season. Abby is a central midfielder who is constantly working for the ball and finding her teammates. Even when not getting credit for the assist, Abby is involved as a set up player.

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



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FACILITY, from 1A problem, and it’s growing,” he told board members. Elementary school utilization rates range from 130 percent of capacity at the popular William Byrne STEM magnet to 81 percent at Marion W. Savage. Concentrations of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals range from 69 percent at Sky Oaks Elementary to 21 percent at Harriet Bishop Elementary. “The burning issue is, what are we going to do to create equity in this district?” Board Member Paula Teiken asked. Controlled choice may not be the answer, she said. The district has many parents who “don’t even speak English,” Teiken said. “We’re asking them to make a savvy decision on behalf of their student. I’m not sure I’m comfortable with that.” She called for a look at options other than controlled choice. “We’ve kind of taken redrawing boundaries off the table for many reasons, so what else can we do?” Teiken asked. “For me, boundary changes aren’t necessarily off the table,” said Hill, who noted there haven’t been districtwide boundary changes in many years. Even under controlled choice, many families will

opt for their neighborhood school, Hill said. “But if you can shave off 20 percent that are willing to move around, you’ve basically solved your problem,” Clegg said. Clegg has repeatedly said that parents who might not normally get involved in school are more motivated when asked to choose their child’s school.

High school

campus will meet resistance, Board Member Jim Schmid predicted. “There will be a contingent, I can tell you,” who would hate to see it go, he said, noting the advantage of small class sizes that his own son likes. Seniors spend half their day at the senior campus and half at the main campus. “I would imagine most students love the setup – not all,” Schmid said. “I’m not sure the parents do,” replied Board Member Robert VandenBoom. Hill noted that the senior campus was an idea conceived when district enrollment exceeded 11,000. Enrollment has fallen below 10,000. Clegg said the board should decide this school year whether to close the senior campus. He offered to have high school administrators give the board a presentation on how the remerged main campus would operate beginning in fall 2014. Clegg recommended forming a community task force to study ninethrough-12 high school. Clegg’s facilities recommendations grew out of an earlier board directive seeking information on the cost savings of closing schools.

Clegg is also calling for closing the BHS senior campus, located at Diamondhead Education Center, after next school year. He also recommends adding ninth grade to the high school, which would require a 40,000-squarefoot addition, an estimated $12 million expenditure and a bond referendum. Advantages of a ninethrough-12 high school include enhanced learning opportunities for advanced ninth-graders and better post-secondary preparation for all students, Clegg said. Burnsville is the only school in the South Suburban Conference with grades 10 through 12. “Best guess, five years would probably be really pushing it,” he said of the time it would take to make the change. “Ten is probJohn Gessner can be reached ably more realistic.” The more immediate at plan to close the senior or



Girl is the essence and key to our concept.” Rack also refers to the tender ribs on the menu, which includes burgers and other bar fare. “Chicken wings — we’ve had rave reviews on our chicken wings,” said Martinez, who, with his partners, considered locating in the old Hooters building before settling on the Timber Lodge. “Just having this whole corner alive again is going to be bringing people that usually don’t come to this side of Burnsville back again,” Martinez said.

The Burnsville location of Hurricane Grill and Wings is the first in Minnesota for the Florida-based chain, which has nearly 50 restaurants in seven states. The Burnsville restaurant is owned by Torgerson properties, which owns and operates restaurants and hotels in Minnesota and Naples, Fla. Hurricane touts its 32 flavors of jumbo wings on a menu of “island-inspired” flavors. “Our speciality is great wings, great burgers, great wraps — just fresh flavors,” Benesh said. Improvements to the

building include fresh landscaping, an outdoor patio with fire pit, new lights in the parking lot, a fresh coat of paint on the outside and a refurbished interior. “If you saw an old surf shack along the beach somewhere, that’s just the vibe,” Benesh said. “You’re going from that dark ’80s decor to that light beach theme,” he said. “It’s 80 and sunny in Burnsville every day. That’s my new tag line.”

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Estate Sales

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

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

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

Fireplace & Firewood


Affordable Firewood OAK & BIRCH, 2 YRS DRIED

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


2 Years Dried

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

Quantity discounts.



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

Deadline: Mondays at 3pm




15 yrs exp.

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

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

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

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

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

Regal Enterprises Inc


Thomas Tree Service

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

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


Snow Removal

Window Cleaning

Driveway Plowing and Small Parkinglots.


Stump Removal

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


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Collectibles & Art


MOON COIN SHOW Mark Your Calendars - See You There!

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




Vintage Occasional Sales

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

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

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

Lee Orr, Bourse Chairman

3 Days Every Month!


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

118 Dealer Tables! Free Parking! Free Admission!

October 18, 19, 20


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts


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

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

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

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

General Contractors


Storm Damage Restoration Roofing ■ siding ■ windows Established 1984


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

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

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


Tree Service


Tree Service


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

Senior Discounts


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts


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

Don’t miss this seasonal boutique

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

Turn to Sun•Thisweek Classifieds Real Estate & Rentals

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

Twin BR set w/2 4 pstr Minnetonka UMC fames, chest of drws, dress Rummage Sale 10/11-13 tbl. Maple, top quality! Nds Thurs 5-8 Pre $2 Adm.; refinish, $250. 952-881-1374 Fri 9-6; Sat 9-12 $3/Bag sale 17611 Lake Street Ext.

Misc. For Sale


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

Call 952-835-4751

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

Misc. Wanted


Buying Old Trains & Toys




Musical Instuments

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


Garage Sales this week Apple Valley


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



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



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


Golden Valley

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




New Hope

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

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



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

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


St. Louis Park

St Louis Park Union Church

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



Leisure Sporting Goods & Misc

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


Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets


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

Vintage items & more!

Thurs., October 11 (8-5)

The Oaks on Pleasant 6600 Pleasant Ave.

(Ramp parking behind bldg, Enter on balcony)



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



Garage Sales next week Apple Valley

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



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

7001 York Ave. South



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




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



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



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



Family Care Child Care


Apple Valley/Rosemount

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



Rentals Townhouse For Rent

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


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

Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Rent

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

Since Savanah has been in foster care, we have a wonderful track record on her. She is very reliable with the litter box and has also been scratching post trained. Savanah has had a very difficult life and would love an owner that can see past her blunted ear. If you are a sweet, meek and mild owner looking for a cat that will warm you up every night, serenade you with purrs and has a face that is all sweetness and innocence, then Savanah is your girl! You will go home with a wonderful feeling knowing that you TRULY rescued an animal in need! Adoption fee $50, cash only, no checks.


This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.


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

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


Real Estate


Apartments & Condos For Sale

Eden Prairie

Read This!!!

Exchange a condo in EP for a 2 or 3 BR home. 3rd floor w/fantastic view. 1 lg BD + den. 2 BA, formal DR, 2 stall htd gar, new applicance, granite tops and blt-ins. Ideal location. By appointment 612 251-7300

Townhomes for Sale


TH/Northfield 3 BR, 2 BA, 1400sf, new remod. $76,000 612-298-7282



PCA/CNA, Burnsville, To work with a male client who is a quadriplegic. Please call Summit Health Care between 8am and 3pm Monday-Thursday 612-721-7776

Business Opps & Info


Advertising Disclaimer Because we are unable to check all ads that are placed in our media, we encourage you to be safe and be careful before giving out any important information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, when responding to any ad.

Health Care



If interested, please submit online application at or fax resume attn: Christine at 651-488-4656. EOE.


Commercial Properties Space


Commercial Properties Space

Commercial Space for Rent

$3500.00 per month plus utilities

AVAILABLE NOW Located at: 14345 Biscayne Ave., Rosemount, MN Includes 500 sq. ft. of Office Space, 4500 sq. ft. of Shop Space, 7500+ sq. ft. of Outdoor Storage (screened and fenced), and approximately 4500 sq. ft. of parking area.

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 Help Wanted/ Full Time

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women; and people securing custody of children under 18.

Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part-time day, evening and night PCAs to care for a clients at our Mendota Heights, Assisted Living Home, as well as in private homecare settings in the Burnsville/Apple Valley, Savage, Lakeville and Hastings areas. Responsible for all client cares. Must be compassionate, have great attention to detail, excellent problem solving and communication skills.

Savanah is a VERY sweet, gentle, meek, mild, passive little soul who avoids conflict at all costs. She lives in a foster home with new cats coming and going, and many are assertive and aggressive and give poor little Savanah a very hard time. Unfortunately, due to her sweet nature Savanah walks around with a big target on her that says “beat me up” because she’s a very easy mark! Her only solace is being able to snuggle up to her foster Mom for protection from all those mean aggressive cats and purr the night away all snug and warm and safe. Needless to say, this has caused Mom to become ever so attached and protective of Savanah. As much as her foster Mom would love to keep her due to her bond she has formed, it really is not in Savanah’s best interest. Savanah REALLY NEEDS a home where she can live calmly and peacefully without another aggressive pet. She would do splendidly with another pet who has the same passive temperament as her and it could be a match made in heaven!!! She would also thrive as an only pet.

Rental Information


5700 Min Schnauzer Puppy

7540 Penn Ave. South



Penn Ave & Hwy 494, Bloomington



Check our website for more pets at

Southtown Mall Fall Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show for every

TV/Pan 32” works cbl ready $50, Oak Enter. Ctr. Holds 32”, lots of storage 61x21x52 $75. 763-535-4608


For more information or to adopt, please call Charlie at 651-4539755 or email

Great Service Affordable Prices


Oak Round Kitchen Tble & 4 Chairs, Colored 32” TV, Best Offer 952-322-1352


$300* For The Season *Most Drives 651-592-5748


Collectibles & Art


Leather hdbrd, nitestands, drssr, $1600. 612-751-0129

To Place Your Sale Ad

Contact Jeanne at


King Sleigh BR Set:

3 Lots in Dawn Valley Memorial Park $1,200, or best offer. Call 952-928-8943

NOVAK STUMP REMOVAL Free Est Lic/Ins 952-888-5123

Tree Service

Estate Sales


Please call 612-309-1566 Help Wanted/ Full Time


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Inside Sales Account Executive Join our professional sales team and be proud of the products you represent. Sun Newspapers has an immediate opening for an inside sales account executive at our Eden Prairie location. • Be part of a winning team • Enjoy selling once again • Thrive in a setting where you can succeed • Take advantage of great benefits • Fun/Professional workplace If you are organized, proficient on a computer, have exceptional phone skills and a desire to learn, you have found your next career. Send your resume to: Pam Miller at

Help Wanted/ Full Time

SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan October 12, 2012


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Customer Service/Data Entry, Maple Grove. We are in need of two Customer Service Representatives. The position is fulltime with benefits which include medical, dental, and 401K. Must have strong communication skills both verbal and written, and the ability to multitask. This is a fast paced inbound call center. Ideal candidates must also have computer knowledge, ability to type 40 wpm and pass a criminal background check. We do offer advancement opportunities. Please send resume for further consideration to Machinist, Burnsville. Looking for company to help you increase your skills and earning potential? Hydra-Flex Inc. has a rare opportunity for someone who is passionate about being a machinist and wants to learn to become a programmer in 1-3 years. Minimum qualifications are graduation from the Right Skills Now program or 2 yr. machinist degree. As a programmer, you have the opportunity to earn $20-28/hr. If interested send resume to with a requested salary requirement. ACCOUNTANT Experienced. A/P, A/R, & AIA Construction Billing. Prior Lake Office. Good Pay & Benefits. Email Resume to: jason@ Biz-2-Biz Interviewing Home Based Business interviewing or non-retail sales exp. No home calling. 15+hrs/wk avail from your home. College degree with report writing exp preferred. M-F days. $14-$18/hr. Call 952-252-6000




Full-time OTR, Van/ Reefer. Minimum 2 yrs required. Late Model equipment. Regional/ Long haul. Weekend Home time. .38 cents/mile starting wage. Call Nik: 651-325-0307 Energetic, outgoing individual who understands the game of golf, works well with people and desires a position with advancement. Call 952-895-1962 ext 11

Help Wanted/ Part Time


Houseaides FT & PT

Community Assisted Living is looking for FT & PT Houseaides to work in our residential homes taking care of 5/6 Seniors in Farmington & Apple Valley. We have openings on Evenings and Awake Overnights. All shifts include E/O weekend. Previous direct care experience is preferred. Call 952-440-3955 for application address.


Help Wanted/ Part Time

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. Those fluent in French encouraged to apply. Email resume & cover letter to:

Part-time Legal Newspaper Delivery, ApSecretary Schwieters Companies is ple Valley /Eagan /Inver in AppleValley. 2 days/ hiring journeymen finish Grove, Weekend & Weekwk + vacation coverage. day Routes Available. carpenters. Please call Contact John 612-328-3140 to schedule Make $400-$2000 Monthly. (952-) 431-1222. an interview. Top Benefits Call 651-968-6039 & Pay: tools/medical/ dental/401k. Part-time Legal PT Front Desk Help Secretary Must be able to work in AppleValley. 2 days/ Night Audit. Apply in perwk + vacation coverage. Leaps and Bounds son Prime Rate Motel Contact John Child Care Center 12850 West Frontage Rd. (952-) 431-1222. Hiring a Full Time Burnsville 952-894-8554 Assistant Teacher. Previous child care experience preferred. Application available at www.Leapsandbound Sundays 8am-8pm. $13-$15/hr. Must be availOr apply in person at able to cover other shifts, including days/eve3438 151st St W nings/Saturdays/holidays. Must be reliable. Must Rosemount

Finish Carpenters

Dispatch/OfďŹ ce Burnsville Location

651-423-9580 Now Hiring!

Warehouse/Packaging/ Assembly All shifts. Entry level to skilled positions available. Email resume to: or call (952)924-9000 for more info. OTR Flatbed Driver $1200 sign on bonus. Home weekends. Late model equipment. Full benefits. Drivers can take their truck home. Allow one small pet. Commercial Transload of MN, Fridley, MN. Contact Pete: or 763-571-9508

Please call 612-861-6425 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

Part-Time Bookkeeper Infrastructure Resources, LLC is seeking a part-time bookkeeper who has previous experience in a project based accounting system. This role will be responsible for processing all ďŹ nancial transactions including A/R, A/P, payroll, inventory, general ledger, job costing, credit cards, and bank reconciliations. We require proďŹ cient computer software skills with Peachtree and Microsoft OfďŹ ce and desire a two-year accounting degree with a minimum of two years of applicable experience. This position will start as a 16-24 hrs/ week role with a exible work schedule and the potential to grow into more hours for the right candidate.

Snow removal



R U great at your job, but not appreciated? Established & expanding Rosemount agency. FT or PT positions now avl. marketing State Farm products/ services & provide quality cust service. Training provided, no exp necessary but would be a plus. Apply by email:

CST/Clinic personnel

be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check.

If qualiďŹ ed and interested please send resume and salary requirements to

positions available. $15-25 hr DOE. Drug free. Metro wide. Openings for experienced lawn/landscapers.

Seeking entry level carpenter. Strong candidate will have some experience framing or other similar carpentry work. Must be comfortable with heights and heavy lifting. Must provide own transportation to south metro area. Call Chris at 612-749-9752

Seeking a full-time employee 32-40 hours per week for a busy southern suburb surgeon's office 8:30 to 5/5:30. Surgical Assist/operating room experience preferable. The employee will be primarily scheduling surgery and seeing patients in clinic-occasionally assisting in surgery. We are seeking a personable, motivated individual with a positive attitude and someone who works well with a team. Please fax resume with qualifications and references to:

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Young Preschool Teacher FT, Mon-Fri (10am-6pm) River Hills Early Childhood Center is currently seeking a fun loving preschool teacher to work with young preschoolers. Small classroom, Christian environment, and a positive team atmosphere. Please call or email:

Municipal Liquor Store has part-time Sales Clerk opening. 10-20 hours a week, evenings and most Saturdays. $10.56/hr. Duties include customer service, stocking shelves and cooler, operate cash register, lifting liquor and beer cases, and general cleaning.

Please see website at for job posting qualiďŹ cations and application information.

PT CAREGIVERS Saturday 8pm-8am Awake Night Shifts To care for 5 elderly adults in Eagan.


4 Hr Sleepovers Thursday & Saturday Shifts $170 per Shift

Sell It, Buy It, Search For It In Sun•Thisweek Classifieds

To care for 5 elderly adults in Burnsville.

Also looking to hire PT Caregivers:

(952) 435-6287

The City of Burnsville is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Rental License Assistant (Admin Support) Hiring Range: $18.45-21.37/hr Applicants must complete an on-line application to be considered. For complete job description and to apply, please visit our website at: Closing date for applications is 10/22/2012 An AA/EEO Employer

Enhancing the quality of human life through the provision of exceptional healthcare services

IT Systems Administrator (Ref. #657) (Information Technology)


To care for 4 adult physically disabled women in Bloomington. 24 Hr Sleepover $170 per Shift


Rob 612-670-1380

Nursing Assistant Instructor (75%) • Instructional planning, teaching and learning, facilitation • Assessment of student performance • Student recruitment, retention and advising • Lab/Classroom management • Interpersonal relations, effective team member skills • Organization skills to meet Minnesota Department of Health requirements • Maintenance of professional skills and credentials • Basic technology and computer skills for classroom and college/student interaction • Opportunity for leadership within program For complete details and qualifications see Click on Quick Links, Employment/HR SCC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and a member of MnSCU.


Help Wanted/ Part Time

Marketing Coordinator Sun Newspapers is seeking a part-time, entry level Marketing Coordinator for our Eden Prairie office. This person will assist Marketing Manager with various projects and special events. Ideal candidate will have high energy and possess excellent organizational and time management skills. Must be self-motivated. The ability to juggle multiple projects and to comply with short deadline schedules is a must. Person must feel comfortable working with newspaper clients and outside vendors. Some graphics background a plus, but not required. 20-25 Hrs/Wk on average, with the possibility of growth.

Send resume to Krista Jech at krista.jech@ PART TIME


Flexible Schedule 15+ hours per week including every other Saturday. We are looking for an individual with great customer service skills and an aptitude for numbers. Excellent opportunity for homemakers or college students. Pick up an application at any of our locations or email application request to gnicol@

Metro Area Package Handler, PT Perm PT open's in Maple Grove, Mpls, Eagan & MSP Airport. Physical, fast pace jobs with continual lifting, lowering & sliding of pkgs weighing up to 70 lbs. ALSO hiring Tractor/Trailer Drivers 3 yrs exp pref'd. $22/hr. Apply at jobs. com Tuition assistance avail. EOE M/F/D/V Social Services

Fun home in Burnsville is hiring an Awake Night Program Counselors

E/O Thur, Fri, Sat awake nights 10:30pm-8:30am OR Tue-Fri 3p-9p, E/O Sat 9a3p & 3p-9p, E/O Sun 9a-3p & 3p-9p. Hours can be split and/or combine to be Full time w/benefits! 18+, Self motivated, team player, ability to do stand by assists. Driver's lic., insurance, clean record, Experience with senior care or DD helpful but not necessary. Contact: Suzettej@ AA/EOE Window Cleaners Wanted: Will train, start at $10$15/hr. Ladder exper a plus. 952-431-5521

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

Pet Care Asst., Eagan, Four Paws Pet Resort is looking to add a Part to Full time ind. Should be available for day or eve shifts and weekends. No online apps. Apply in store or send res.

Motel 6 Lakeville Positions Open:

• PT Housekeepers must work wkends. $8/hr Benefits after 3 mos. • Maintenance Position Tues – Saturdays FT Starting $10/hr. Benefits after 3 mos. Apply at the front Desk.

Eagan based commercial co. is looking for dependable and exp. people in the following positions: • Pickup Plow Drivers Min. of 3 yrs exp. • Shoveling Crew Leader Min. of 3 yrs exp. • Shoveling Members Prefer some exp. Need to be available from 11PM to 7-9 AM. Must be punctual. Have a clean & valid driver’s license. DOQ. Email us at Seasonal Hiring


Make Extra Holiday $$$! Seasonal Positions. Entry Level. Printing Industry. Starting at $9/ hour. Call (952)924-9000 to apply! Reference Job 500.

Snow Plow Operators

Prescription Landscape is seeking operators for plow trucks and loaders. Duties include competent operation of snowplow equipment, snowblowers, and other equipment associated with snow and ice management. Requirements include: physical labor up to and including bending, kneeling, squatting, lifting up to 50 lbs, snow shoveling, and manage flexible work schedule. We have two locations to work from - St Paul or Crystal as well as seasonal and year-round work available. Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record, pass driver's license and background check, pass drug/ alcohol pre-employment drug test and medical certification physical. Compensation may vary $15.00-$20.00 per hour pending experience. To submit an application please visit our web site


Automotive Chrysler


'94 Chrysler L.H.S. Silver 150K, very well maint, nice car. $1500. 763-267-4574


$$$$$$$$ Sell your items in Sun•Thisweek Classifieds


Junkers & Repairable Wanted

Junkers & Repairables More if Saleable. MN Licensed

612-861-3020 651-645-7715

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time


Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

CASTLE ROCK TOWNSHIP Clerk Position Notice Castle Rock Township has an opening for the Clerk position. Applicant must be a township resident, self motivated, customer service orientated, with accounting and payroll skills. Computer knowledge including Microsoft software applications and menu driven software including CTAS is a plus. Knowledge of township regulations and election procedures is helpful. Office hours to be determined with chosen applicant. Contact the office with questions, 651-460-2221. Resumes can be submitted to Castle Rock Township, 2537 240th Street W, Farmington, MN 55024 or emailed to Applications close October 23, 2012.

Trinity Campus is seeking: NAR – PM Shift – PT

Please visit for further details and to complete an online application!

Duties include assisting residents with their daily grooming, dining needs, ambulating and transferring. Long-term care and Assisted Living facilities. Candidates must be on the Minnesota Registry.

Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Housekeeper – AM Shift – FT

Client Services Coordinator (CSC1) Great Opportunity South of the River

Duties will include cleaning, operating equipment and assisting with laundry. Candidates must be able to work independently. Flexible day schedule includes E/O weekend.

An established security systems integrator is looking for a high energy, professional and dependable candidate who will be the primary point of contact performing dispatching duties for a variety of customer service requests to local and national accounts. This individual must be multi-task oriented and accustomed to an extremely fast-pace environment. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and proďŹ cient computer skills a must. High school diploma or GED required. Must have a valid driver’s license and pass all security and background checks. Submit resume and salary requirements to: VTI Security Attention: Mr. Edwards 401 West Travelers Trail, Burnsville, MN 55337

WORK CLOSE TO HOME!! Dakota Communities is hiring caring and motivated staff!

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The following is the official summary of Ordinance No. 510 as approved by the City Council of the City of Eagan on October 2, 2012. ORDINANCE NO. 510 SECOND SERIES AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EAGAN, MINNESOTA, AMENDING EAGAN CITY CODE CHAPTER THREE ENTITLED "MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC UTILITIES" BY ADDING SECTION 3.70 REGARDING FIBER OPTIC INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK FOR ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS; AND BY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE EAGAN CITY CODE CHAPTER 1 AND SECTION 3.99. Eagan City Code, Chapter 3 has been modified to add Section 3.70 establishing and regulating the city's fiber optic infrastructure network within the City. The section sets forth the regulations concerning the right to access and use the network, the conditions for access to and use of the network, fees and costs required to be paid for access to and use of the network and unlawful acts related to the network. A printed copy of the ordinance is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the City Clerk at the Eagan Municipal Center, 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122. Effective date. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication. 3176898 10/12/12

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE GUN CLUB LAKE WMO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Proposals will be received by the Gun Club Lake Watershed Management Organization at the Eagan Maintenance Facility, 3501 Coachman Point until 12:00 noon C.S.T., Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Proposal forms may be requested through the office of the Water Resources Manager, 3501 Coachman Point, Eagan, MN 55122. Phone (651) 675-5300. The Gun Club Lake Water Management Organization reserves the right to reject any and all submittals to waive irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to select the firms(s) in the best interest of the Gun Club Lake Water Management Organization. Eric Macbeth Gun Club Lake WMO Eagan, MN 3178143 10/12-11/2/12

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE GUN CLUB LAKE WMO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Proposals will be received by the Gun Club Lake Watershed Management Organization at the Eagan Maintenance Facility, 3501 Coachman Point until 12:00 noon C.S.T., Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Proposal forms may be requested through the office of the Water Resources Manager, 3501 Coachman Point, Eagan, MN 55122. Phone (651) 675-5300. The Gun Club Lake Water Management Organization reserves the right to reject any and all submittals to waive irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to select the firms(s) in the best interest of the Gun Club Lake Water Management Organization. Eric Macbeth Gun Club Lake WMO Eagan, MN 3178088 10/12-11/2/12



NOTICE RELATING TO GENERAL OBLIGATION ALTERNATIVE FACILITIES BONDS OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 191 (BURNSVILLE), MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Independent School District No. 191 (Burnsville), Minnesota (the District) intends to issue General Obligation Alternative Facilities Bonds (the Bonds) in December 2012 in the principal amount of $16,910,000, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 123B.59, Subdivision 3. The proceeds of the Bonds will be used to finance, at Burnsville High School, Eagle Ridge and Nicollet Junior High Schools, Sky Oaks and Harriet Bishop Elementary Schools, Diamondhead Education Center, and various District facilities: indoor air quality and ventilation projects; plumbing, restroom and kitchen renovations, repairs to roofing, sidewalks, concrete, walls and lighting systems; replacement of lockers and flooring; and other deferred maintenance projects (the Projects), as described in the District's ten-year health and safety facility plan (the Plan). A copy of the Plan is on file with the District and is available for public inspection at the District offices during regular business hours. The total amount of outstanding indebtedness of the District as of October 1, 2012 is $96,710,000. Any interested person may submit written comments relating to the Bonds or the Projects to the District. BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 191 (BURNSVILLE), MINNESOTA 3181034 10/12/12


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF EAGAN DATE/LOCATION OF HEARING: Advisory Planning Commission Meeting: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 a t 6 : 3 0 p m , City Hall Council Chambers, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd DEVELOPMENT/ APPLICANT: Building Materials Outlet / Sowles Properties/Angie Ribar LOCATION/LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 3045 Highway 13, Part of Government Lot 2, Section 9, Township 27, Range 23

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS ISD #194 Lakeville Area Public Schools Resource Management Services Bid ISD #194 Lakeville Area Schools will receive sealed bids at the District Office, attention Patty Streiff, Purchasing Agent, 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044, on November 19, 2012 until 2:00 PM., at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for Resource Management Services. Specifications may be picked-up on or about October 15, 2012 at the office of the Purchasing Coordinator, Patty Streiff, at Independent School District #194, 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044, phone (952-232-2030). ISD #194 Lakeville Area Public Schools 8670 210th Street West Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 Kathy Lewis, School Board Clerk Publish: October 12, 2012 October 19, 2012 3179260 10/12-10/19/12

ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ISD #194 Lakeville Area Public Schools Request for Proposal for Re-Commissioning Services at Lakeville North High and Century Middle Schools ISD #194 Lakeville Area Public Schools will receive sealed proposals at the District Office, attention Patty Streiff, Purchasing Coordinator, 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044, on Monday, October 29, 2012, no later than 2:00 p.m. Specifications may be picked-up on or about October 15, 2012 at the office of the Purchasing Agent, Patty Streiff, at the address listed above. Independent School District No. 194 8670 210th Street West Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 Kathy Lewis, Clerk Publish: October 12, 2012 October 19, 2012 3179387 10/12-10/19/12


REQUEST(S): Conditional Use Permit A Conditional Use Permit to include outdoor storage of trailers, building materials such as shingles, siding, architectural stone, lumber, and other general building materials File Number:09-CU-11-09-12 QUESTIONS: Call the Planning Department at (651) 675-5685 or contact Sarah Thomas, the Planner at (651) 675-5696 or with the above information. CITY OF EAGAN Christina M. Scipioni - City Clerk 3181087 10/12/12

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED EASEMENT VACATION CITY OF EAGAN DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE City Council of the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the City Hall, 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122, on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on the vacation of public drainage and utility easements lying over and across the following described property in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota: All drainage and utility easements dedicated in the plat of Minnesota Valley Transit Authority 2nd Addition, according to the recorded plat thereof, Dakota County, Minnesota; and Utility Line Easement per Book K, Miscellaneous Records, page 553, Document No. 344225. Dated: October 2, 2012 /s/ Christina M. Scipioni Christina M. Scipioni, City Clerk Dakota County, Minnesota 3179477 10/12-10/19/12

PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposal bids will be received by the City of Eagan, Minnesota, in the City Hall at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, until 10:30 A.M., C.D.S.T., on Monday, October 15, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the furnishing of all labor and materials and all else necessary for the following: Cedar Grove Boulevard - Phase 2 City Project No. 1088 City Contract No. 12-12 Involving Approximately: Clearing & Grubbing 1 LS Common Excavation 4,712 CY Common Borrow Onsite 42,500 CY Placed Salvaged Aggregate from Stockpile 12,500 CY Excavate, Salvage & Stockpile Topsoil 11,300 LY Remove Chain Link Fence 1,550 LF LF Wire Fence Design 60-9322 1,550 27� - 66� RCP Storm Sewer 363 LF 54� - 120� Diameter Storm Manholes 70 VF Together with numerous related items of work, all in accordance with Plans and Specifications. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at or . You may download the digital plan documents for $20.00 by entering Quest project #2289596 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN. com at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Complete contract documents may also be seen at the offices of the City Clerk and City Engineer, Eagan, MN, at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122, Phone (651) 657-5646. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for a nonrefundable price of $75.00 per set (non-refundable), which includes applicable sales tax and shipping. Please make your check to payable to Bolton & Menk, Inc. and send it to 2035 County Road D East, Maplewood, MN 55109, (651) 704-9970, fax (651) 704-9971. Each bid proposal shall be accompanied by a bidder’s bond naming the City of Eagan as obligee, a certified check payable to the Clerk of the City of Eagan or a cash deposit equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, which shall be forfeited to the City in the event that the bidder fails to enter into a contract. The City Council reserves the right to retain the deposits of the three lowest bidders for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days after the date and time set for the opening of the bids. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days after the date and time set for the opening of bids. Payment for the work will be by cash or check. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and technical proposals, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to award the contract to the best interests of the City. Christina M. Scipioni, Clerk, City of Eagan 3173812 10/5-10/12/12

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR AUDITOR SERVICES FOR THE GUN CLUB LAKE WMO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Proposals will be received by the Gun Club Lake Watershed Management Organization at the Eagan Maintenance Facility, 3501 Coachman Point until 12:00 noon C.S.T., Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Proposal forms may be requested through the office of the Water Resources Manager, 3501 Coachman Point, Eagan, MN 55122. Phone (651) 675-5300. The Gun Club Lake Water Management Organization reserves the right to reject any and all submittals to waive irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to select the firms(s) in the best interest of the Gun Club Lake Water Management Organization. Eric Macbeth Gun Club Lake WMO Eagan, MN 3178165 10/12-11/2/12

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held on October 22, 2012, 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 Walser Automotive Group for a Planned Unit Development Amendment for a new Walser Honda facility and a three lot subdivision to be known as Walser Second Addition located at14800 Buck Hill Road. 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 3179206 10/12-10/19/12


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF EAGAN DATE/LOCATION OF HEARING: Advisory Planning Commission Meeting: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 a t 6 : 3 0 p m , City Hall Council Chambers, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd DEVELOPMENT/APPLICANT: Paragon/R. Kelvin Antill LOCATION/LEGAL DESCRIPTION: REQUEST(S): An area generally bounded by Hwy. 77 (west), Hwy. 13 (north), Rahn Rd. (east) and Cedar Grove Parkway (south), and including approximately 3.5 acres located south of Cedar Grove Parkway between Cedar Grove Trail and Nicols Road, and including Lot 4 Block 1, Cedarvale 2nd Addiiton


NOTICE OF THE CITY OF EAGAN POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY The City of Eagan is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, services, activities, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or status with regard to public assistance. Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities will be provided upon advance notice of at least 96 hours. If a notice of less than 96 hours is received, the City of Eagan will attempt to provide such aid. Telephone: (651) 675-5000; TDD: (651) 454-8535. 3173966 10/5-10/12/12

District 917 School Board Proceedings This is a summary of the Intermediate School District 917 Regular School Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, with full text available for public inspection on t h e d i s t r i c t w e b s i t e a t or the District Office at 1300 145th Street East, Rosemount, MN 55068. The meeting was called to order at 5:15 PM. Board members present: Arlene Bush, Dan Cater (arrived at 5:55 PM), Ron Hill, Jill Lewis, Kathy Lewis, Deb Clark, Vanda Pressnall, Veronica Walter, Tom Ryerson, and administrators were present. Absent: none. Good news reports were presented. The following Consent Agenda items were approved: minutes, personnel, bills to be paid, investment report and wire transfers. Recommended actions approved: Policy 493, Mastercard Credit Card Program; Policy 463, Jury Duty; Policy 411, Bullying; Assurance of Compliance Report; medical and dental insurance renewal with Medica; and the temporary work agreement. Board went into closed session at 6:40 to discuss negotiations. Board reconvened at 6:37 PM. Adjournment at 6:45 PM. 3179122 10/12/12


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF EAGAN PROPOSED CODE: Amendment to City Code Section 11.66 updating floodplain district and regulations in conformance with FEMA requirements. WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm WHERE: Advisory Planning Commission Meeting, City Hall Council Chambers, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd ANY QUESTIONS: C a l l t h e P l a n n i n g Department at (651) 675-5685 or contact Erik Slettedahl, the Planner at (651) 675-5692 or with the following information: DEVELOPMENT NAME: O r d i n a n c e Amendment-Floodplain 2012 CASE #: 01-OR-03-09-12 CITY OF EAGAN Christina Scipioni - City Clerk 3181046 10/12/12



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AGENDA EAGAN CITY COUNCIL EAGAN MUNICIPAL CENTER BUILDING OCTOBER 16, 2012 6:30 P.M. ROLL CALL AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ADOPT AGENDA RECOGNITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS CONSENT AGENDA (Consent items are acted on with one motion unless a request is made for an item to be pulled for discussion) A. APPROVE MINUTES B. PERSONNEL ITEMS C. APPROVE Check Registers D. APPROVE a Resolution to Accept Donations of Equipment from Burnsville Off Road for the Fire Departments Jeep Fire Truck E. DECLARE Used Fire Department Helmets Surplus, Authorize their Sale and Authorize that the Proceeds from their Sale be Used to Purchase Additional New Fire Helmets F. ACCEPT a $5,000 Donation from an Anonymous Citizen G. APPROVE Final Payment for Contract 12-01, 2012 Citywide Street Improvements H. RECEIVE Final Assessment Report for Project No. 1067 - Hawthorne Woods Street Improvements and Schedule Public Hearing for November 20, 2012. I. RECEIVE Final Assessment Report for Project No. 1068 - Lexington Pointe 1st-2nd Additions - Street Improvements and Schedule Public Hearing for November 20, 2012. J. RECEIVE Final Assessment Report for Project No. 1073 - Wescott Road/ Glacier Drive -Street Improvements and Schedule Public Hearing for November 20, 2012. K. RECEIVE Final Assessment Report for Project No. 1077 - Northview Park Road/ Braddock Trail/ Elrene Road - Street Improvements and Schedule Public Hearing for November 20, 2012. L. AWARD Contract 12-12, Cedar Grove Boulevard Phase II - Grading Improvements M. APPROVE a Resolution in Support of Dakota County's 5-Year Transportation Capital Improvement Program (2013-2017) N. APPROVE Renewal of Snow Plowing Contract for 2012-2013 O. APPROVE Second Amendment to Dark Fiber License Agreement Between the City of Eagan and the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) P. APPROVE Temporary On-Sale Liquor License for People of Praise, MN, Inc.'s Community Social on November 24, 2012 Q. APPROVE Telecommunication Lease Agreement Amendments with T-Mobile Central LLC V. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. VARIANCE - Wellington Way - Bill Walker - A Variance of 2' 6" to the 10' principal structure setback located at 1519 Wellington Way B. PARKING Restrictions on Gold Trail C. FINAL Assessment Hearing, Project No. 1058, Oslund Timberline (Pine Ridge Drive) - Street Improvements D. FINAL Assessment Hearing, Project No. 1070, Oak Chase 4th (Oak Chase Circle) - Street Improvements E. FINAL Assessment Hearing, Project No. 1071, Signal Point/ Knob Hill Professional Park - Street Improvements F. FINAL Assessment Hearing, Project No. 1072, Boulder Ridge (Heine Court) Street Improvements G. FINAL Assessment Hearing, Project No. 1078, Johnny Cake Ridge Road (Diffley Rd. to Teal Cove) - Street Improvements H. FINAL Assessment Hearing, Project No. 1079, Denmark Avenue (Lone Oak to south Sam's Entrance)/ Clubview Drive - Street Improvements VI. OLD BUSINESS A. ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 10.12, adding Subdivision 4 Relative to Harboring of Chickens and a Resolution Adopting Licensing Fees VII. NEW BUSINESS VIII. LEGISLATIVE / INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS UPDATE IX. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY A. CALL TO ORDER B. ADOPT AGENDA C. CONSENT AGENDA 1. APPROVE EDA Minutes D. OLD BUSINESS E. NEW BUSINESS 1. RESOLUTION regarding a Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Contamination Cleanup Grant for Cedar Grove Redevelopment Area 2. RESOLUTION regarding Metropolitan Council Transit Orientated Design Contamination Cleanup Grant for Cedar Grove Redevelopment Area F. OTHER BUSINESS G. ADJOURN X. ADMINISTRATIVE AGENDA A. City Attorney B. City Council Comments C. City Administrator D. Director of Public Works E. Director of Community Development XI. VISITORS TO BE HEARD (for those persons not on the agenda) XII. CLOSED SESSION XIII. ADJOURNMENT 3181409 10/12/12

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Former Burnsville town clerk is historical society speaker Michael O’Connor remembers when the township checkbook resided in his back pocket and he paid some of the bills right on the spot. O’Connor was Burnsville Township clerk and won election as village clerk in July 1964. O’Connor will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 18, meeting of the Burnsville Historical Soci-

ety at 7 p.m. at the 190 River Ridge Building in north Burnsville. “Frankly, there is no way we can more than touch the surface of Mike’s experiences in 45 minutes — but it will make a good beginning,” said Len Nachman, leader of the historical society. The Burnsville Historical Society meets at 7 p.m.



Students aimed to raise $20,000 during the Huskie Hustle, a 5K run on Sept. 29, but exceeded that goal by $6,000. Students collected monetary sponsorships prior to the race, which included about 300 children. “It was a fabulous event,” Holton said. Glacier Hills relies on these events to fund the magnet school’s artist-, authorand scientist-in-residence programs as well as field trips. “Our teachers are fabulous at infusing arts and science into their curriculum, but bringing in expertise into the school is another great learning tool,” he said. Glacier Hills previously relied on sales of wrapping paper and other goods, but decided to instead pursue donations after consulting parents. Holton’s evening began pleasantly with warm weather and home-cooked meals from Glacier Hills parents. By about 1 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, a bitter wind had begun to pound the unanchored tent. As the wind died down around 7 a.m, Holton prepared for the day and waved to children from the rooftop as they arrived at school. Reflecting on his experience, Holton said he would certainly try it again. “I’m willing to do just about anything for my kids,” he said.

man, who’s running against Republican Sen. Dan Hall in a district that includes all but northeast Burnsville, all of Savage and the northwest corner of Lakeville. “That’s working the accounting in a way that is just not accurate. A number of people have noticed that Republican legislators are making this claim, which is just patently not true.” According to its February economic forecast, the state has generated surpluses of $323 million in the current budget cycle along with $876 million reported in November 2011. By law, that money is being used to refill state coffers and begin to repay school-aid “shifts” totaling $2.7 billion enacted by the 2010 and 2011 Legislatures. Anderson said Republicans have done a “great job” of increasing school funding and suggested they’ve been more successful at that than local Democrats who preceded them. “We did a great job as suburban representatives to bring money to our local school districts here that our opponents have not been able to do in the past,” Anderson said. Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District 196 isn’t making budget cuts after three straight years of cutting, she said. Carlson scoffed at the claim of improved school Jessica Harper is at jessica. funding. or faceHe said District 196 is owed $79.2 million from the

on the third Thursday of the month at the 190 River Ridge Building. It was certified in June as a new chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society. Its new website is at For more information, call Nachman at (612) 6703785 or Jeff Jerde (612) 7430037.

Fall Foliage Free memory Frolic is Oct. 14 screening

Divorce info session planned

Friends of the Eagan Core Greenway will host the annual Fall Foliage Frolic at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Patrick Eagan Park (off Lexington, down the hill from Diffley). Meet at the pavilion behind the Eagan Art House for a nature hike through the park. Light refreshments to follow. Information:

Ebenezer Ridges Adult Day Center, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville, will offer free memory screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, as part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to promote proper detection of memory problems. Call (952) 898-8419 for more information.

People considering divorce or in the early stages of divorce can attend a free informational event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Summit Executive Offices Suites, 1500 McAndrews Road W., Burnsville. To reserve a spot, call Terryl Johnson at (952) 431-0805. Sponsored by Divorce Financial Directions in Burnsville.

on the Health and Human Services Finance Committee in the House, said a state exchange would force Minnesota into “governmentrun” health care and increase its health care costs. “And people are going to lose the good health care plans they have now.” Said Daley, “My opponent supports a governmentrun health care system, and I’m very much opposed to that.” He said private insurance agents “will lose their livelihoods potentially, or greatly jeopardize their income, if this exchange does go forward and it does happen and it’s not done the right way.” Obamacare is “not a government takeover,” Carlson insisted. “The health care providers will remain the same,” he said. “You go to your private doctor.” Candidates gave opening and closing statements. “I believe in the principles of free enterprise, personal responsibility, sensible government, personal choice and being fiscally responsible and living within our means,” said Republican Roz Peterson of Lakeville, a commercial Realtor and Lakeville Area School Board member who’s running against Burnsville DFLer Will Morgan for the House seat in District 56B, which includes much of Burnsville as well as northwest Lakeville. Morgan, a Burnsville High School science teacher who was first elected to the

House in 2006 and was unseated by Myhra in 2010, was in class and didn’t attend the forum. In a statement read by his campaign manager, Morgan touted his past work with the city of Burnsville on securing a tax credit for the expansion of the Goodrich Sensors (now UTC Aerospace) plant in Burnsville and on legislation to allow tax-increment financing districts in the city’s northwest quadrant, which awaits redevelopment. Hall, who defeated former DFL Sen. John Doll of Burnsville in 2010, was part of an historic Republican takeover of the Senate. “For 38 years, the course has gone to the left in the Senate,” said Hall, who insisted on no new taxes and said “everything I look at I try to filter through my faith, my family and my freedom.” Thurman called for taxcode simplification and reopening of the Minnesota Trade Office, which he said the last Legislature shuttered. “I have a doctor of education degree,” Thurman said. “That indicates my passion for that subject.” Jensen said he’s spent his life trying to alleviate human suffering, “whether it be physical, emotional or financial, and I would bring that work ethic to the Legislature.”

Diane Anderson

Jim Carlson

Ted Daley

Dave Jensen

Sandra Masin

Will Morgan Pam Myhra

Roz Peterson Leon Thurman shifts and Burnsville-EaganSavage District 191 is owed $27.7 million. “This is not increased funding. This is why our class sizes are larger,” Carlson said, claiming that his wife, a teacher, has a secondyear German class with 42 students.

Health care Candidates were asked about creation of a state health exchange under the Obamacare federal healthcare law. Republican Rep. Pam Myhra of Burnsville said she wants it repealed by Congress and said Minne-


Dan Hall

sota has a “wonderful, really effective system of health care” that includes Medicaid for the very poor, MinnesotaCare for the working poor and the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association for people with pre-existing conditions. But if Obamacare survives, “I certainly would prefer that we have a Minnesota exchange as opposed to having the federal exchange imposed upon us,” said Myhra, who is running against Savage DFLer Dave Jensen in District 56A, which includes all of Savage and the northwest corner of Burnsville. Jensen, a geriatric nurse practitioner, said Obamacare is “the best thing that’s come to date,” but he supports the proposed Minnesota Health Plan, a state single-payer plan with universal coverage. Minnesota needs health care “not related to employment,” Jensen said. Anderson, who serves

John Gessner can be reached at john.gessner@ecm-inc. com.



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in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Lakeville. An existing building was demolished to allow for the new McDonald’s to be constructed. On Sept. 17, the Lakeville City Council approved a conditional use permit that will allow for the existing McDonald’s in the McStop area along County Road 70 to be renovated and add a second drive-through lane. At its Oct. 1 meeting, the Lakeville City Council approved a conditional use permit for a new McDonald’s to be constructed in front of the Brunswick Zone along County Road 46 just west of I-35.

Frontier launches mobile products Frontier Communications Corporation customers in Lakeville, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Farmington and Rosemount can now bundle AT&T wireless service with Frontier products. In November 2011 Frontier and AT&T Mobility announced a three-year agency agreement which complements Frontier’s services. The agreement offers Frontier customers the benefits of AT&T’s mobile broadband network and a wide array of wireless devices and applications as part of a Frontier bundle, all on a single bill from Frontier.

The grand opening for the Lakeville Walmart is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17. Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness is currently under construction in the new retail building at the Heritage Commons development in central Lakeville. A fall opening is planned. Mi5 Fitness & Crossfit Lakeville is now open in its new location on Kenrick Loop just off of Kenrick Avenue south of County Road 46. Cherry Berry and Wild Birds Unlimited, both DCTC president located in the Crossroads presents at Shopping Center at the intersection of Cedar Avenue conference and Dodd Boulevard, also Ronald E. Thomas, presrecently opened. ident of Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, will present at the McDonald’s 10th annual conference of expansion the National Association for Community College Encontinues Construction has begun trepreneurship in Chicago, for a new McDonald’s res- Ill., Oct. 7-10. Thomas, who also serves taurant located at Cedar as NACCE board chair, Avenue and 179th Street

will present a session titled “Increasing Entrepreneurs’ Engagement in Community Colleges,” which will inform attendees about Commitment No. 3 of the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum.

J&E Companies upgrades to VoIP Technology Lakeville-based J&E Companies has partnered with Frontier Communications to upgrade its communications to VoIP technology at all five of its plants.

Business workshop slated Oct. 26 The Dakota County Community Development Agency, Dakota County cities and chambers will host a county-wide informational workshop titled “Hitting a Home Run in Dakota County – Tips for Small Business Success” from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Rosemount Community Center. Dakota County business owners are invited to attend this free informational workshop to get tips on bringing success to their business. Visit www. for more information and to register to attend.

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