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August 30, 2013 | Volume 34 | Number 27

Apple Valley’s Enjoy restaurant changes hands

NEWS Community ties strengthened Many events are planned for young and old alike in neighboring Burnsville during Fire Muster in September. Page 9A

OPINION Disaster aid is a priority Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislators are right not to bring other issues to the floor when approving disaster aid in a special session. Page 4A


After remodeling, eatery will reopen as Vivo by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Apple Valley’s popular Enjoy restaurant has closed temporarily for remodeling as the eatery transitions to new ownership and a new name. Enjoy owners Dan and Kay Shimek, who opened the restaurant at 15435 Founders Lane in 2004, have sold the business, and the restaurant management company Break Bread Hospitality, run by Twin Cities restaurateur Bob Tinsley, will now oversee operations. The business plans to reopen under the name Vivo.

The doors to the restaurant were locked Monday morning and a notice posted at the front entrance informed potential patrons of the ownership change. “The restaurant will suspend operations to the public for a period of time for remodeling and rebranding,” the announcement from Dan and Kay Shimek stated. “The restaurant will then have a grand re-opening under a new name.” In the announcement, the Shimeks also gave some indication of what prompted them to sell: “To properly be involved in the restaurant

takes a lot of time, energy and sometimes money,” they stated. “We are at a point in our lives (Dan being 60+ and Kay being 30+) where we want to simplify our program and be able to visit the restaurant just as guests.” It is unclear when the restaurant will reopen. Tinsley did not respond to a call from Sun Thisweek seeking comment. Break Bread Hospitality also operates the downtown Minneapolis eatery Zelo, as well as Bacio res- Enjoy restaurant opened in 2004 in Apple Valley’s Central taurant in Minnetonka. Village district. Owners Dan and Kay Shimek have sold the business, and restaurant management company Break Email Andrew Miller at Bread Hospitality will now oversee operations. (Photo by Andrew Miller)

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Ballet blossoms at BPAC Lakeville’s Ballet Royale is expanding this fall with a satellite program at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Page 16A

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Eastview aims for success The Lightning boys soccer team faces tough test to return to the state tournament. Page 10A

Eagle project honors departed family friend

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Seventh-grade teachers Peggy Werness, left, and Melissa Handler assist students with their schedules at the Back to School Jamboree held Aug. 27 at Scott Highlands Middle School in Apple Valley. The 2013-14 school year starts Sept. 3 in School District 196. Look for more back to school photos at (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

It was a hot one Friday, Aug. 23, but not too hot for members of the Apple Valley Fire Department’s Explorers post to don firefighting gear and compete in the ladder event during the Minnesota State Fair’s Fire Explorer Challenge. Fire Explorers is a branch of the Boy Scouts of America that’s open to males and females ages 15 to 20. The event held in Carousel Park at the state fairgrounds last week invited Fire Explorer posts from across the state to demonstrate their skills at various firefighting techniques. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)


Scout’s Fort Snelling cemetery work a tribute to Lt. Col. Mark Weber

Charlie Novack, right, leads other Boy Scouts in a landscaping project at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 24. Novack’s godfather, Lt. Col. Mark Weber of Rosemount, was interred at the cemetery in June. (Photo by Andrew Miller)


Charlie Novack’s Eagle Scout service project was about more than just shovels and mulch. For four days last week, the member of Eagan-based Boy Scout Troop 345 led a team of nearly 80 volunteers – other scouts, parents, even a crew of Navy servicemen – in a beautification project at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The volunteers added mulch around more than 700 trees throughout the massive 436-acre Minneapolis cemetery Aug. 21-24, with crews working from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.


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Fundraisers scheduled for teen in bike crash Accident in early August sent rider to hospital for 10 days by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Jorden Hopkins and his family have a tough road ahead of them, but hopefully nothing will ever be as tough as the road on Highway 3. Jorden, 14, was crossing Highway 3 on his bike on Aug. 6 against the light without a helmet when he was struck by a vehicle. He suffered extensive internal and external injuries and was airlifted to Regions Hospital. It was a traumatic accident for him and his fam-

ily both physically and financially. While the doctors and therapists are helping him physically, friends and family are gathering to help them financially with a pair of fundraising events. Organizers are calling it “Jorden’s Journey.� The two events include bingo at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 and a beer bash/silent auction 7-10 p.m. Oct. 19 at Celts Pub in Farmington. Organizers hope to raise money to help defray the cost of Jorden’s

rehabilitation and medical bills. Jorden spent 10 days in the hospital where he had surgery to remove his spleen. He also suffered a lung contusion and bruised pancreas. In the coming weeks, doctors told his mother Nicole Dencklau that he may need to have one of his kidneys removed. He also shattered his right ankle and left arm from the shoulder the elbow. He suffered road rash, head to toe, and he needed stitches on his head and ear. He figures his right arm went through the windshield and will likely have scaring for life.

Jorden will be confined to a wheelchair for the next eight weeks while he attends four occupational therapy sessions a week to get him back on his feet. He won’t be able to go back to school until November. “We’re hoping to get a tutor from the school district and get Internet at home so he can take some online courses,� Dencklau said. His spirits also took a hit. Jorden was a member of the track team and he had plans of joining the Army when he was 18. “He’s let down,� Dencklau said. “He can’t

be on a team as long as he has kidney issues. He swears he’ll never ride a bike again. He’s just disappointed that his whole life will be affected. Maybe one day he’ll run track again, who knows. Maybe when he’s 17 he’ll have different dreams.� Dencklau had health insurance, but it’s not going to cover everything. Insurance didn’t cover the helicopter ride or the ambulance, Dencklau said, and there will be countless future co-pays and expenses. Since the accident, Dencklau she hasn’t been able to work while she takes care of her son. Jorden doesn’t remem-

ber anything, but he did learn a few valuable lessons. “I just hope people learn to wear their helmets,� Dencklau said. “I really hope people know that no matter how big or small you are, you can still be hit by a car.� Dencklau hopes to receive some good news soon. The fundraisers will certainly help. “It’s amazing,� she said. “They are the greatest people I know. I don’t know what I’d do without them.� Email Andy Rogers at

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Charity motorcycle ride for Dillon Borowicz A charity motorcycle and car ride will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in an effort to raise money for the family of Dillon Borowicz who suffered a spinal cord injury a year ago. Borowicz is a resident of Lakeville where the ride will start with registration at the Red Fox Tavern, 22815 Pillsbury Ave. Tickets and wristbands will be available at the Red Fox. The cost is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger. The ride will start at 11 a.m. and stop at the Flip Side Pub, New Prague; Bull Heads, Waterville; Roadhaus, Henderson; Lisa’s Bar, Carver and Thunder Valley Bar & Grill, Burnsville. All proceeds benefit Dillon Borowicz. “A Hole Lot of Art,� a free outdoor concert and kids For more information, craft fair, will be held Friday, Sept. 27, at Valleywood call (952) 469-3919. Golf Course in Apple Valley. The kids craft fair runs from 5:30-7 p.m., followed by a 6-9 p.m. performance by singer-songwriter Michael Monroe (pictured). Valley- Snowboard wood Golf Course is located at 4851 McAndrews Road; more about the event is at swap and tent (Photo submitted) sale

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There will be prizes, food and activities and a chance to meet current and former Olympians and members of the U.S. Ski Team. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Buck Hill Ski Racing Club. Sale hours: Friday, Sept. 27, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to noon. Equipment check-in hours (for people who would like to trade in their used gear): Sunday, Sept. 22, 4-8 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 26, 2-8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit www.buckhilltentsale. com.

Dispose of hazards free at drop-off event Dakota County residents can bring household hazardous waste, electronics and small household electronics to the Farmington Maintenance Facility, 19650 Municipal Drive, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, for free and environmentally safe disposal. Items that will be accepted at no cost from Dakota County residents include, but are not limited to: paint, fluorescent bulbs, fertilizers, pesticides, rechargeable batteries, solvents, gasoline, oil, televisions, cellphones, computers, coffee makers, toaster ovens and vacuums. Electronic devices will be unloaded last, so residents are encouraged to pack them in their vehicle so all other waste can be unloaded first. No yard, business or farm waste will

be accepted. The event is one of many hosted throughout the year that allows Dakota County to partner with its cities and make it convenient for residents to properly dispose of household wastes that don’t belong in the trash. For more information, contact the city of Farmington at 651-280-6900.

Community meals at Grace Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley will serve free community meals on Mondays, Sept. 9, 16 and 23. Dining hall doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The meals are for senior citizens, single-parent families, families in transition and all others in the surrounding community seeking a healthy meal in a relaxed and fun environment. Although the meals are free, donations are accepted. Grace Lutheran Church is located at the intersection of Pennock Avenue and County Road 42. For more information, call the church at 952-4327273.

Dakota County Consortium hearing set The Dakota County Consortium will hold a public hearing from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Roseville City Hall regarding its performance of meeting the housing, community and economic development needs as outlined in its 2010 consolidate plan and 2012 action plan. Consortium members

are Anoka, Dakota, Suburban Ramsey, and Washington counties and the cities of Woodbury and Coon Rapids. Citizen comment is open on the draft version of the Dakota County Consortium Consolidated Annual Report for fiscal year 2012. The draft CAPER may be reviewed online at www. and www. through Sept. 25. To testify at the hearing, call Leah Petricka at 651-675-4468; MN Relay Service: 1-800-627-3529 or 711; fax: 651-675-4444, prior to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Roseville City Hall is located at 2660 Civic Center Drive, Roseville.

AWANA Club at Apple Valley Baptist Apple Valley Baptist Church invites community children to participate in its AWANA Club program, beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 8. AWANA is a nondenominational, Biblercentered club. A typical club night includes games, a Bible story and memorization of verses from the Bible. There are age-appropriate clubs for ages 3 through sixth grade that meet weekly on Sunday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, or to register, call the church office at 952-432-3151. The church is located at 964 Garden View Drive, Apple Valley. More information is at

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Public Safety Cyclist charged with felony in Apple Valley ‘bike rage’ incident A cyclist, apparently angered by a motorist’s attempt to make a right turn in front of him, is accused of causing more than $1,300 in damages to the vehicle by intentionally striking it with his bike. Chad O. Braget, 27, of Lakeville, was charged this

month with criminal damage to property following the April 30 incident at County Road 42 and Flagstaff Avenue in Apple Valley. According to the criminal complaint, the driver of a 2013 Toyota Sienna van told police that she

had stopped for the traffic light in the right-turn lane of westbound County Road 42 at Flagstaff when she noticed an adult male – later identified as Braget – standing next to his bike on the corner. As the driver looked left to determine if she

could make a right turn onto Flagstaff, she heard a loud noise hit the right side of her vehicle. At that point, Braget screamed “bitch” at her and struck her vehicle with his bike twice, according to her account. After the driver of the

Toyota van called 911, an slammed his bike into the Apple Valley officer locat- van more than once. ed Braget at County Road Damage to the vehicle 42 and Galaxie Avenue. was estimated at approxiBraget admitted yelling mately $1,375, the comat the woman, but denied plaint said. The damages hitting her vehicle with his included a dent above bike. the front passenger-side But as the officer was wheel, a broken taillight speaking with Braget, a and scratches on the rear vehicle pulled up behind door. the squad car and the drivIf convicted of the one er told the officer he had felony count, Braget faces witnessed the incident. a maximum penalty of Kibble told police the The witness confirmed five years in prison and a two girls, and he and Saw- that Braget had yelled $10,000 fine. yer and the other male at the van’s driver and —Andrew Miller friend, drank “Lean” that he mixed – codeine syrup and Sprite. He said he had gotten the bottle of “cough syrup” used in the NEW INDEPENDENT LIVING drink from his father’s girlAGES 55+ friend’s refrigerator. He said he wasn’t sure what was on the label, but described it as a small bottle. Shown photo lineups, Linson’s friend identiSeptember 7, 2013 • 12 noon - 3pm fied Sawyer as the one who “put the stuff in the drinks,” the complaint said. Linson’s friend told police that the only drugs she and Linson had taken that night before were the ones provided by Sawyer With a 12 month lease. and Kibble, the complaint New residents only. Offer expires 12/31/13. said. — John Gessner

Two charged in fatal drug overdose case Two men are charged in the case of a 14-year-old girl who died of a mixeddrug overdose after attending a party in Burnsville last August. Pauviera Linson, St. Paul, died the next morning at her St. Paul home. Toxicology testing showed that she had methadone and codeine in her blood and methadone, codeine and morphine in her urine. Two men who brought her to the party on Aug. 5, 2012, were charged last week. Robert Clem Kibble, 26, of Redwood Falls, is charged with a third-degree controlled-substance crime (selling narcotics to someone under 18) and furnishing alcohol to a minor, both felonies. Jacob Roman Sawyer, 20, of St. Paul, is charged

with aiding and abetting the sale (a felony) and aiding and abetting furnishing alcohol (a gross misdemeanor). Sawyer, Kibble and another man, age 27, picked up Linson, a 17-year-old girlfriend of hers and Linson’s 12-year-old female cousin in St. Paul at about 6 p.m., the criminal complaint said. Linson told her friend that Linson’s friend “Jake” was coming to pick them up. They drove to a townhouse in Burnsville, where the two older girls accepted Sawyer’s offer a “Dirty Sprite,” which he also identified as “Lean.” Linson and her friend drank it and some gin, the friend later told police; the 12-year-old did not drink. At about 8 p.m. Linson told Sawyer she needed to

return home to St. Paul. She and her friend both felt “numb and itchy” and had trouble sleeping after going to bed at 11 p.m. because they were so thirsty, the complaint said. The friend, who slept with Linson in her bed, awoke at about 6 a.m. and said Linson appeared fine. At 10 a.m. the friend was awoken by Linson’s 20-year-old male cousin screaming at Linson to wake up. Her chest was covered in vomit. The 12-year-old cousin told police that Kibble was the “one that put the pills in the drinks” at the townhouse. She said Kibble and Sawyer used two different bottles of pills she referred to as codeine and mixed them with liquid that she thought was Sprite and fruit juice.

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Police: Man charged may have had other criminal sex victims An 18-year-old Northfield man who was charged on Aug. 15 with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct may have had other victims, according to a release from Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. According to the complaint, Michael Lyle Stucky Jr. “friended” a young girl on Facebook and eventually appeared at her home with the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. Information obtained

during the course of the investigation has led police to believe there could be other victims. “Social media and networking sites are an important part of our daily lives,” Rosemount Police Chief Eric Werner said in a press release. “It’s unspeakable to know the technology is being used to prey on children or commit other crimes. Internet crimes are more complex and private, making the community’s help even more important.”

Werner asks that those with information about others who may have been victimized to contact Rosemount Police Det. Julie Rauenhorst at 651-3222001 immediately. Backstrom urged parents to monitor their child’s Internet use. To assist parents with online safety resources, go to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center website at www., or contact Monica Jensen of the Dakota County Attorney’s Office at 651-438-4440.

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Deal with disaster aid now, sales taxes in 2014 Football season is here. High school teams are doing two-a-day practices. Monday morning quarterbacks are replaying, analyzing and criticizing Vikings games. Fans are making sure they have the latest fashions in purple and white, or maroon and gold. Fantasy football players are studying every statistic. Our state’s leaders have been playing a little football, too – political football, that is — using much needed disaster aid to underscore their positions. The Legislature needs to approve federal disaster aid of $17.8 million, to help cover damage to public facilities and infrastructure from the June storms. The Legislature must accept the funds and agree to pay 25 percent. This money will go to 18 counties throughout the state that were hit hardest June 20-26. Rainfall totals of 5-8 inches were reported in many locations, causing flash floods and mudslides. Three of those counties – Hennepin, Houston and Morrison – are home to ECM Publishers communities. Severe flash floods forced Houston County officials to declare a state of emergency following the June 20-26

ECM Editorial storms that produced more than 10 inches of rain. In Hennepin County, hundreds of thousands of homeowners were without power for days. Broken trees dotted nearly every street from Wayzata to Minnetonka to Golden Valley. It took weeks to clean up the debris throughout the central metro area. In Morrison County, heavy rains and winds pulled down trees, which in turn took out many power lines. Flooding also was an issue, with gravel roads suffering serious erosion and culverts washed out. Minnesota’s leaders quickly agreed federal aid was warranted and should be accepted. Gov. Mark Dayton suggested calling a special legislative session Sept. 9 to officially accept the disaster funds and approve the state’s portion of expenses. Then, the football game began. Dayton tossed the idea of repealing one of the business-to-business taxes enacted in the final minutes of the 2013 legislative session. It seems that everyone agreed the most urgent was a sales

tax on equipment repair, including farm machinery, which went into effect in July. Republicans and DFLers were quick to agree that one has to go. Republicans threw another set of demands into the game: Repeal all of the business-to-business taxes enacted in the final hours of the 2013 session. One taxed purchases of telecommunications equipment, and the other taxed warehouse and storage services. Both of those begin in 2014. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the United for Jobs Coalition joined in, with swift and vocal efforts to urge repeal. Republican legislative leaders agreed, insisting tax repeals be part of the session’s agenda. Dayton cried foul, saying if the legislative leaders did not agree beforehand, he would not call the special session. He continued to insist that tax repeals should not be considered until they have been “paid for” by increasing revenue elsewhere or reducing expenses. Fortunately, the governor and legislative leaders came to an agreement Aug. 21, to limit the session only to disaster relief and leave the tax issues for 2014.

We applaud our leaders for this compromise decision. Now they will meet quickly, take the necessary votes, and let the federal funds help the counties that suffered during those massive summer storms. While we support in concept repealing the business-to-business taxes, the conversation needs to be more extensive. Those taxes were estimated to bring in $310 million. Are alternative revenue sources needed? Are additional budget cuts needed? Can funds be moved from one area to another? Those are discussions for the 2014 legislative session, discussions we hope will continue in a bipartisan spirit. Our leaders’ decision to end the political football game was the right one. Let’s approve the disaster aid funding, and reconvene in February 2014 for a comprehensive debate on sales tax issues. This is an opinion from the ECM Editorial Board. Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM.

Problems plagued latest Minnesota statewide testing by Joe Nathan SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

It’s not surprising that some Minnesota educators are angry about how highstakes MCA testing operated during the past year and how some newspapers reported results. The rules changed, there were statewide computer “freezes,” and one of the state’s tests was much harder. Whether from suburbs like Hopkins, Minnetonka or Stillwater or high-performing urban charters like Friendship Academy, I have never heard such frustration. It’s time to revise how we are assessing students. “In an analysis of both online math and reading testing, a majority of Hopkins students needed to restart their testing at least once,” Hopkins Schools Superintendent John Schultz said. “The number of restarts some students needed to make ranged from two to 17 times. The online testing interruptions most often impacted our elementary students in grades 3-6. Our experience in testing young children leads me to believe that the frequent interruptions in the online testing may have caused our young students additional anxiety, frustration and lack of engagement in the task.” Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen, said: “It is really hard to say if there was an impact. It was more of

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an administrative hassle than anything, since we needed to reschedule classes with limited (computer) lab space.” Edina Superintendent Ric Dressen wrote: “Edina administered the assessments via paper and pencil so did not experience any problems.” Minnetonka Superintendent Dennis Peterson concluded: “The frustration of students in being taken out of tests by the system throughout the testing period had a profound impact on their performance in Minnetonka. ... Many students were not able to show what they know about math on the MCA test due to circumstances beyond their control and that of the district.” Friendship Academy topped the Star Tribune’s “Beat the Odds” list of public schools with a high percentage of lowincome students who scored well on the math test. Seventy-two percent of its students were proficient on the elementary math test, 11 points higher than the state average.

But there were many problems with the online reading test. Datrica Chukwu, the school’s academic director, told me that the school’s students found the continued “computer freezing” to be “incredibly disruptive and frustrating.” The Minnesota Department of Education commissioned a study to see if computer slowdowns and crashes had a statewide impact. The report said “no.” But I think the experience of students suggests that the answer in some places was “yes.” In the past three years, both Minnesota’s statewide reading and math tests have been made harder to align with national standards. This happened a few years ago with the state’s math test, and it happened last year with Minnesota’s reading test. That’s not widely understood. This is a bit like measuring how many students can jump over a hurdle that is 2 feet high, and then the next year comparing how many students can jump over a hurdle that is 5 feet high. In an interview, Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius noted: “Our kids did not get dumber overnight.” She agreed that the tests have become harder and that Minnesota’s math scores, on average, are higher now than they were two years ago, the first year of

the new, tougher exam. Moreover, there was a major change in testing procedures from 2011-12 to 2012-13. Students were allowed to take the statewide test up to three times in 2011-12, and districts could count their best score. This year, students could take the tests only once. Practice doesn’t always produce perfection – but it often produces improvement. Two of the state’s largest daily papers had large, top-of-the-page headlines that proclaimed, “State reading scores plummet” (Star Tribune) and “Minnesota math, reading scores slip” (Pioneer Press). Headlines must be short. But students and schools deserve a more comprehensive summary. Cassellius wisely does not want any more changes in state standards. But we also need a broader array of information about what students are learning. Some of the most important things can’t be measured by not-always-reliable online tests. Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher and administrator, directs the Center for School Change. Reactions welcome, Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Are dog parks safe for dogs? To the editor: As a dog owner, I question the safety of our dogs running unleashed at public dog parks. With generous donations and city-sponsored dog parks maybe a godsend for dogs and dog owners, I question the dogs that are allowed to roam free with no questions asked. Are all dogs up-to-date with shots? Do we know if all dogs don’t bite? Do all dogs know how to play with other dogs? What safety is in place to make sure that no accidents happen? It relies on pet owners to use the park on an honor system; I question the integrity of the dog owner to be responsible for their dog’s actions. My 16-year-old took our dog, Lily, a 1-yearold malti-poo, to the park Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. She has gone to

the Alimagnet Dog Park many times before. Well, on this evening, our dog got attacked by a husky. As my daughter ran to Lily, the husky’s owner just reprimanded her dog and told my daughter to take Lily to the hospital. The husky’s owner did not give my daughter her name or phone number. My daughter was in shock and did not think to ask these questions. How irresponsible is the dog owner to bring a dog that is untrained to play with other dogs and dishonest enough to not leave her name and phone number. The dog owner should be responsible for her dog and its action. I equate this to a hit-and-run. Where is the law here? She needs to own up to her actions and the actions of her dog. Lily had four broken ribs, a puncture and contusion to her lungs. She spent two nights in the hospital. She is on antibi-

otics, pain killers and antiinflammatory medication. What was to be an evening stroll at the dog park turned into a nightmare dash to the veterinarian due to irresponsible actions of one dog owner. How many dogs could be bitten before we realize we need better guidelines of dog park users? Does Lily deserve this? JAYANTHI GREBIN Burnsville

District 196 can cut costs To the editor: In an Aug. 23 story, reporter Jessica Harper pointed out that District 196 could face $6 million in budget cuts in 201415 if the proposed local tax increase fails. Out of a nearly $400 million budget, that is about 1.5 percent. In this economy District 196 can afford to tighten its belt a little bit.

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Vote no to the levy in- that person be a Christian?” crease. The criterion for being a true Christian is one CHRIS HILL thing: You believe that JeApple Valley sus Christ is our God and Savior. It’s that simple. Red ridership All sorts of people can be growing? Good Christians, even those that you would not expect. Jegrief sus was crucified next to a To the editor: confessed thief. Jesus beTad Johnson’s Aug. 23 friended Mary Magdalene story titled “Ridership whose reputation was of numbers grow on Red” the worst a woman could was rather eye-opening. carry. Yet we know that Daily ridership at 835 each they believed. weekday with 130 trips per How can someone be day works out to an aver- Christian and exhibit beage of fewer than seven haviors that disregard othpassengers per bus. And er people? the goal at year’s end is How can a Christian – eight! who believes in love and No wonder the win- charity, whose religion is dows are heavily tinted, so based upon God’s Son you are unable to see the who cared(s) about all buses are virtually empty. people, all, especially those And we spent $112 mil- who are outcasts, unclean, lion setting this up. What and needs help the most – is the operating cost for say “no” to those people? each passenger carried? As How can a Christian Charlie Brown would say, say “no” to our young “Good grief.” people who need education, or special education, LARRY KINDER or affordable secondary Elko education; individuals who have served our country; or people who need How can a health care? Christian say How can a Chris“no”? tian say “no” to saving our youth from drive-by To the editor: Many times I hear shootings and guns in Moneymakers someone retort, “How can schools?

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Business courts shoppers with Jamaican jerk Pimento wins year’s free rent at Burnsville Center by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A diverse trio of business partners with a flair for drawing attention is spreading the gospel of Jamaican jerk cuisine. A Kingston native, a Soviet-born chef and a self-dubbed “Jewmaican” rapper from Minneapolis opened for business Aug. 10 in the Burnsville Center food court. The business, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, is named for the key allspice used in the cooking and seasoning style known as Jamaican jerk. “Jamaicans have been jerking chicken since the time of the Maroons,” runaway slaves from whom he descended, said Kingston-born and raised partner Tomme Beevas, 34. Though some restaurants have jerk on the menu, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen is the only true Jamaican eatery in the Twin Cities, Beevas said. “Jamaican food is just as good” as common ethnic cuisines such as Mexican, Italian and Thai, Beevas said. “It’s very healthy, flavorful. People love Jamaican culture and Jamaican food and everything Jamaican, but we don’t know where to find the food.” Pimento’s marketing acumen may change that. The business, with two years of street vending under its belt, couldn’t

have made a bigger splash in its food court debut. Beevas and crew — general manager Yoni Reinharz and chef Serge Kogan — successfully applied for a spot on the Food Network show “Food Court Wars.” Taping in May at the Burnsville Center food court and the Minnesota Zoo pitted Pimento against Indian-themed hot dog vendor Slum Dogz. Pimento won the decisive day of competition held at the food court, outselling its rival among mall customers. The prize? A year’s free rent at Burnsville Center, which Beevas said is worth $100,000. The show has been airing since Aug. 4.

Backyard roots Beevas, who came to the United States for undergraduate studies in political science and economics, did government and nonprofit work in Washington, D.C., before being hired as director of community involvement for Minnetonka-based Cargill. Living in Minneapolis’ Bryn Mawr neighborhood, Beevas’ backyard barbecuing drew the attention of neighbors, including rapper-musician Reinharz. “When you fire up the grill with some jerk chicken on it, you can smell it for at least two blocks,” Beevas said. “That’s the best marketing tool, by

the way.” He and Reinharz eventually teamed up to take jerk on the road. Their debut was at a Bryn Mawr community garage sale. “That dude is way more Jamaican than I could ever hope to be,” Beevas said of Reinharz. “He knows his reggae, he knows his food, he knows his culture.” The Pimento partners have served at such venues as the Uptown Art Fair, the Twin Cities Pride Festival and the Renaissance Festival. After earning an MBA from the Carlson School of Management in 2011, Beevas wanted something more permanent for his business. Reinharz’s brotherin-law, Kogan, who was born in the republic of Georgia, came on board. Kogan trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and has more than a decade of culinary experience, most recently as chef de cuisine at D’Amico Cucina. Pimento keeps its menu simple, with jerk chicken, pork and vegetables at the forefront. The meat features a spice mix as well as a choice of three sauces with varying levels of heat. “It’s not about the heat. It’s about the complexity of flavors,” Beevas said. “That’s the thing about Jamaican food.” The signature dish is jerk chicken with coconut rice and beans, served with a side of sweet plan-

Tomme Beevas of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen at Burnsville Center displayed some of the food court business’ cuisine. (Photo by John Gessner)

tains drizzled in nutmeg vanilla glaze, Beevas said. Slow-roast jerk pork is the No. 2 seller behind chicken. The “One Love” special gives you both meats. There’s more. “You should try our shrimp,” Beevas said. “And we have a whole grilled fish that we do

from head to tail, with the head on, for the adventurous Minnesotans. We stuff that with some greens, some peppers and some seasoning, wrap it in aluminum foil, grill it on both sides, and it’s been steamed in its own juices.” Beevas said the partners are running a Kickstarter campaign with

hopes of opening a second location in Minneapolis. Information about Pimento Jamaican Kitchen is at John Gessner can be reached at (952) 846-2031 or email

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Seniors interested in registering for the Lakeville Senior Center’s newest class are advised to bring a rubber nose. “As soon as you put a red nose on, you feel like a different person,” said Marilyn Bogen, a new member at the Lakeville Senior Center and its first clown class teacher. Bogen, 77, a retired drama and English teacher, said she always wanted to pursue clowning, and seized the opportunity this summer when the senior center needed a clown for the center’s pony rides during Pan-O-Prog. She got a costume, face paint and developed her alter ego: “Korbella,” named after her favorite brandy. “I’m spelling it with two L’s so I don’t get in trouble with Korbel brandy company,” Bogen said. She decided Korbella would be a happy clown, with a green and orange outfit and sparkling green hair. She knew she had made a successful full-clown transformation when the first child she encountered after donning her suit and makeup burst into tears. “I thought ‘Aha, I’m a success,’ ” Bogen said, although she immediately went up to the boy, took off her wig and nose, trying to reassure him she was a real person. “I wouldn’t have done that if there were a lot of people around,” Bogen said. “I just felt bad for the little boy.” As Korbella, Bogen is a happy-go-lucky, silly lady who is known to break into song. “I wanted to be a happy, outgoing clown,” Bogen said. “Someone who the kids would enjoy talking to and not be afraid of.” Senior Center coordinator Linda Walter said Bogen had a wonderful debut as a clown, and is eager for her to lead the center’s first group of am-

Marilyn Bogen as Korbella the Clown. (Photo submitted) ateur clowns to visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities or appear in the Pan-O-Prog parade. “She was cute and funny,” Walter said. “She’s just wonderful.” Bogen, who has a theater background as both a play performer and director, is developing the clowning class curriculum herself, partly drawing on books, a previous clown class she briefly attended and her own life experiences. The class, open to students age 50 and up, aims to be fun, interactive and include costuming, makeup application, body language, facial expressions, and balloon animal making. Bogen said being a clown allows people to express their “inner-self.” “In Florida, when I would write and direct plays, people would say they can’t do that, but you get them in a costume, and they become different people,” Bogen said. “They come right out of their

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shell.” For Bogen, being a clown has allowed her a place to fit in at the Lakeville Senior Center, which has become a big part of her life. She said leaving friends behind in Florida after 25 years was traumatic. “I was scared to death,” she said of the move to be closer to family members. “All I knew up here was my family, and I was absolutely so sad and depressed. It was really hard leaving everybody after all those years.” Everything changed when she donated a baby grand piano to the Lakev-

ille Senior Center, and Walter discovered Bogen’s talent for writing, singing and drama and invited her to join. “It’s been a life-saver for me,” Bogen said. “The senior center is how I met people and became active in the community. I don’t know what I would have done without the Lakeville Senior Center.” Clown Club classes start Sept. 17 and will meet Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Registration ends Sept. 10. Laura Adelmann is at laura.

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ite book and share it with the group. Also, there will be three games that the library is thinking about buying for the Teen Area. Try them out and recomThe following adult mend which should be programs are scheduled chosen. in September at the Robert Trail Library in RoseJob Transitions mount. Zentangle for Adults Group meets with Victoria Welch, Sept. Sept. 3 11, 6-8 p.m. Create a pen Catherine Byers Breet and ink drawing. Registration began Aug. 28. All will present “How to get materials will be supplied. LinkedIn – Lucky (and Microsoft Word Basics get recruiters calling you)” for Building Job Skills Part at the Sept. 3 meeting of 1, presented by the Science the Easter Job Transitions Museum of Minnesota, Group. The group meets Thursday, Sept. 12, 10:30 at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registra- Easter Lutheran Church, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, tion begins Aug. 29. Resume Rescue pre- Eagan. Call 651-452-3680 sented by Dakota County for information. WorkForce Center, Friday, Sept. 13, 2-3:30 p.m. Reg- LHS 20-year istration begins Aug. 30. Rosemount Area Arts reunion events Lakeville High School Council presents Meet the Author: Bruce Bradley, au- Class of 1993 graduates thor of “Fat Profits,” talks are invited to 20-year reabout his new mystery/ union events Sept. 13 and thriller, 6:30-8 p.m. 14. There will be a Class of Susan Koefod, author 1993 section at the Sept. of “Washed Up” and 13 Lakeville North foot“Broken Down” will be ball game and a gathering introducing her newest at Babe’s after the game. book featuring small-town A casual gathering will Minnesota detective Arvo start at 6:30 p.m. SaturThorson in “Burnt Out” day in the Lakeville VFW at Robert Trail Library on Patriots Club. Food and Sept. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. drinks will be available for Booking, Thursday, purchase, and there is no Sept 26 – Bring a favor- ticket required.

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Stories harvest memories Minnesota’s farming history comes alive in local couple’s book by Rachel M. Anderson SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Gordon W. Fredrickson, of Lakeville, may have retired from his job as an English teacher long ago, but once a teacher always a teacher. These days he spends what seems like every waking moment either writing about Minnesota’s farming history, or sharing his farming experiences with others. He travels throughout the state putting on performances at schools, festivals, historical societies and will be at the first KIDSPO Kids and Family Expo on Sept. 28 at the Eagan Community Center (www.kidspo2013. com). He has a lot of material to share. Fredrickson has now either authored or coauthored 11 published books about farming in Minnesota during the 1950s. He has several more titles in the works. His latest title, released in August 2013, just in time for the Minnesota State Fair, is “A Farm Country Harvest: A Story of Threshing in 1950.” It is a story and picture book he co-authored with his wife, fellow farming enthusiast Nancy A. Fredrickson.

Gordon and Nancy grew up in Scott County in the New Market area. Gordon’s family lived on a dairy farm, and Nancy’s family lived in New Market, population 200 at the time. Even though Nancy was a “town kid” and Gordon was a “farm kid,” their collaboration on a book about harvesting grain in 1950 is part of a natural progression of their lives together. The farming in their blood surfaced early in their marriage during Gordon’s first teaching job at Chokio-Alberta High School in western Minnesota. Because the area offered no jobs for Nancy, they decided to buy 160 aces where they could raise cattle, hogs, and grain. Because Gordon worked days and often stayed late after school directing plays, Nancy handled the chores during the week. She raised calves, fed cattle, and farrowed hogs, and she managed a large garden, baked homemade bread, and drove a tractor so she could help with the fieldwork. This farm experience reconnected both of them to their shared rural roots and even today gives them

a common inspiration as they produce books about farm heritage. The book’s illustrations were drawn and painted by Minnesota artist Robert Williams, who has lived most of his life on a farm in south central Minnesota. Williams says rural scenes, like those in this book, are his favorite to paint. The book, which is divided into three parts, begins with Fredrickson’s dedication to the men, women and children who worked the fields in past harvests, and to all the farmers of today whose crops will continue to provide food for the nation and the world. Part one: “A Farm Country Harvest: A Story of Threshing in 1950,” is a children’s story narrated by 10-year-old Jimmy Carlson. In it he describes the work that needs to be done on the farm during harvest time when a threshing machine arrives. The tale begins with the kids helping get the grain ready for the harvest. As the men are harvesting the grain, the women are busy cooking lunch and then dinner. Part Two: “A Farm Country Harvest: Photographs of Past Harvests,” features a collection of old photographs of people threshing in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The photos are accompanied by captions and explanations of the various steps in the harvesting process. Nancy Fredrickson says she really enjoyed gathering all the images. “It was so much fun working on this project with Gordy,” she said. “I got to meet a lot of people, hear a lot of stories and see some really inter-

esting pictures.” There are more than 100 historic photos in the book. Some depict farming activities on the Fredrickson family farm when Gordon was a boy. Others were provided by historical societies and people the Fredricksons know. There are photos from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota in the book. Part Three: “A Farm Country Harvest: Annual Celebrations of Harvest Heritage,” includes a list of all the different threshing festivals held throughout Minnesota, and features photos from several of them. “A Farm Country Harvest” is the fifth book in the Farm Country Tales collection. The other books in the series include “A Farm Country Christmas Eve,” “A Farm Country Halloween,” “A Farm Country Thanksgiving” and “A Farm Country Picnic.” All five books are about life on a Minnesota farm and told through the eyes of 10-year-old Jimmy Carlson, a character Fredrickson says is based on himself as a boy. “I have plans for 20 books in the series in all,” said Fredrickson, who adds that the next title will be “A Farm Country Silo Filler.” It is scheduled for release in 2015. Fredrickson’s other published books include “If I Were a Farmer: Nancy’s Adventure,” “If I Were a Farmer: Field Work,” “If I Were a Farmer: Tommy’s Adventure” and “What I Saw on the Farm.” “My goal with each of my books is threefold,” Fredrickson said. “I am trying to capture farm heritage, farm pride and agricultural literacy. It is

Gordon and Nancy Fredrickson, of Lakeville, worked together on the new book “A Farm Country Harvest: A Story of Threshing in 1950.” (Photo submitted)

my hope that through a combination of the stories and performances I do, I will be able to help people understand more about their food and where it comes from.” In his review, retired farmer and current threshing machine restoration enthusiast Ron Lund offers Fredrickson very high praise. “The 1950s fictional story is perfect,” Lund wrote “I loved it. I laughed as I read it and remembered doing those things during threshing as a boy.” Carolyn Van Loh, writer for “The Land and Farm Wife in Westbrook, Minn.,” said Fredrickson has put together a

book that is sure to be treasured by anyone who remembers when harvesting was done with threshing machines. “Readers will find a wealth of information about people and the machines responsible for reaping the harvests in another era,” she said. “You are a good storyteller,” said Ron Larson, a retired steam operator and current old-iron enthusiast from Lakeville. A Farm Country Harvest and all of Fredrickson’s other books are available for purchase at historical society stores throughout Minnesota, as well as online at www.

Education District 196 outscores state ACT average District 196 high school students scored a full point higher than the nationleading Minnesota average on the ACT college admissions test in 2013, according to test results released Aug. 21. The ACT average composite score for District 196 students is 24.0 compared to 23.0 for the state. For the eighth consecutive year, Minnesota had the highest average score among states where more than half of all graduates took the test. The national ACT average composite score for 2013 is 20.9 out of a possible 36. In District 196, the ACT average composite score is based on the results of 1,666 students who took the test last year. That represents approximately 75 percent of the

graduating class of 2013, approximately the same percentage as took the test statewide. The ACT is the primary admissions test for students attending college in the Midwest; the SAT is the primary test for colleges located in the eastern and western states. Average composite scores for individual District 196 high schools in 2013 are as follows: Apple Valley High School – 22.9 Eagan High School – 25.4 Eastview High School – 23.8 Rosemount High School – 23.2 School of Environmental Studies – 23.9

Eagan School District 196 Community Education. For more information or to register, call 952-4318777 or go online to www. • Registration is open for fall swim classes beginning the week of Sept. 23. Instructors are Red Crosstrained to help children enjoy developing swimming and water safety skills in a positive learning environment. • Those who are interested in learning how to swim in competitions or staying in shape for the next swim season, REVolution for competitive swimming development begins the week of Sept. 16. • Divers Challenge: Introduction to CompetiDistrict 196 tive Diving class will teach Community participants about advanced springboard divEducation ing through individualized The following activities coaching on technique are being offered through and form. Rosemount-Apple Valley-



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tures 13 rooms each portraying real-life situations where guests will experience a 45-minute guided tour. Organizers say the production is not based on fear and scare tactics, but rather on reality. They say “The 99� is the ultimate near death experience – a life changing production that will bring people to a point of decision that can change the course of their lives forever. “The 99� will be open to the public 7-11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 30 to Sept. 22. Celebration is located at 16655 Kenyon Ave. More information is at 952-898-7200.

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Fire Muster strengthens Burnsville community ties Youth sports reunion, fundraiser part of event by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Nearly 80 volunteers helped with Charlie Novack’s Eagle Scout project at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Aug. 21-24. (Photo submitted) PROJECT, from 1A Novack said he chose the project as a tribute to his godfather, Mark Weber. Weber, a lieutenant colonel in the Minnesota National Guard and a Rosemount resident, was interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on June 13 after a three-year battle with cancer. “Mark loved to landscape – he had his own garden, and he had a huge mulch pile in his driveway,” said Novack, 14, who will be a freshman at Eagan High School this

fall. The service project was one of the final steps needed for Novack to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to his service project, he still needs one more merit badge – Personal Management – to earn the Eagle rank. The cemetery provided the equipment and mulch for the project, as well as access to a golf cart. And each day the Novack family provided food for the legion of volunteers – sloppy joes one day, spaghetti

another. On the final day, the Novacks and the volunteers held a moment of silence beside Weber’s tombstone. “David (Charlie’s dad) and Mark were best friends since preschool, and they were like brothers,” said Charlie’s mom, Polly Novack. “Charlie wanted to do his Eagle project before Mark died, but that wasn’t possible, so instead he did it in honor of Mark.” Email Andrew Miller at

Burnsville Fire Muster organizers have tried in recent years to strengthen community ties to the annual community celebration. To that end, this year’s event includes a Burnsville Youth Sports Night and a fundraiser in memory of one of Burnsville’s own — Taylor Ziebol, a popular high school and college soccer player who was killed in a car accident July 11. The 34th annual Fire Muster, a postLabor Day tradition, begins Wednesday, Sept. 4, with the medallion hunt and wraps up Sunday, Sept. 8. Events will include Fire Muster staples such as Saturday’s Fire Truck Parade, Sunday’s Community Parade, carnival rides Friday through Sunday, live music, displays of old fire engines, and firefighting and police demonstrations. Most events are held at Civic Center Park, Nicollet Avenue and 130th Street. A complete schedule is inside this section. Friday Night Happy Hour and Burnsville Youth Sports Night will debut this year from 5-7 p.m. at the beer tent. Attendees are encouraged to wear their Burnsville Athletic Club or Burnsville Hockey Club apparel and enjoy bingo, beer and wine specials and giveaways. “It’s really a way for the families to get together, and also a reunion for the coaches and families from over the years,” said Tom Taylor, who’s in his second year as chairman of the Fire Muster board. “It’s a chance to renew their friendships.” The event leads into Friday night’s live music. Taylor is stoked about the appearance of Arch Allies, a Styx/Journey/REO Speedwagon tribute band, which will perform from 7-11 p.m. Taylor expects an especially big Fridaynight crowd. A packed Saturday schedule of events will include an afternoon fundraiser for the Ziebol Family Memorial Fund (see story on today’s front page). Saturday is known as family day at the Fire Muster, he said. “There are more things to do on Saturday afternoon than there have ever been, way more,” Taylor said. “It’s going to be a fun-packed afternoon.” A public-safety theme for many of Saturday’s events will include appearances by Dakota Electric Association, the Minnesota Fire Explorers and the North Star Women’s Fire Association,

Taylor said. Also featured will be a rescue helicopter, search-and-rescue dog demonstrations and police dog demonstrations. Saturday night’s live music attraction is Brat Pack Radio from 7-11 p.m. Fire Muster buttons ($5 apiece, or three for $10) are needed to gain entrance to Civic Center Park after 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Saturday’s Fire Truck Parade will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The grand marshal is Marty Glynn, a retired firefighter who served for 29 years in Shakopee. Sunday’s Community Parade will be held from 1-2 p.m. The grand marshal is Mark Meier, a longtime Burnsville resident and director of human resources at Burnsville-based FORCE America. Meier is the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Business Person of the Year. Two events will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Heart of the City. A car show will be held from 5-8 p.m. in the ramp at the Performing Arts Center. A beer tasting will be held at Red Lion Liquors from 6-8 p.m.

Heart of the City Run/Walk For the second year, the Heart of the City 10K and 5K Run/Walk will be part of the Fire Muster. Registration is at 7 a.m. Saturday at City Hall (located in Civic Center Park). Runners and walkers will begin their trek at 8 a.m. Last year organizing sponsors Pawn America, Rixmann Cos. and LivINN Suites took over an event that for many years was the Heart of the City Half Marathon run by the Tender Hearts Foundation. Sponsors moved the original June date to September to join the Fire Muster. The event is a fundraiser for Kids Feeding Kids, the nutrition program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. Pawn America founder and President Brad Rixmann has pledged $25,000 a year over 10 years to support a Kids Feeding Kids program in Burnsville. The City Council is looking at remodeling the old maintenance center in Civic Center Park, including the GARAGE teen center space, to accommodate the first Twin Cities suburban location of a Boys and Girls Club. Registration is available at (search Heart of the City) and on the day of the event. Same-day registration is $35 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K and $5 for the Kids 1K Fun Run.

2013 SUMMER SALES EVENT RICHFIELD - BLOOMINGTON Charlie Novack, center, stands with some of the Boy Scouts who volunteered to help with his cemetery beautification project. (Photo by Andrew Miller)

BENEFIT, from 1A as the master of ceremonies. Proceeds from the event will be go to the Ziebol family in honor of Taylor Ziebol. The fund was created after Taylor Ziebol, 19, died in a July 11 car crash. Kadrlik felt compelled to help the cause since he is a friend of a Ziebol family member, is a previous member of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce and a current member of the Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club.

Starting out Kadrlik was not always searching for the spotlight. In high school, he avoided any sort of stage time or public speaking. “I was terrified of stepping foot on stage,” he said. As he got older, Kadrlik found that comedy came easy. It melted into all areas of his life, making clients more comfortable in the office and even as an important part of his home life. “My wife laughs all day, so much her side hurts,” Kadrlik said. Aspirations of being in the spotlight and performing on television floated around in his mind. But they were always put on hold for his accounting career. That is until in 2004, when he overheard a radio interview with Louie Anderson. Anderson announced that he was hosting a competition for local aspiring comedians, which would be held the following year. Kadrlik took the interview as a sign and set his

sights on performing at the following year’s amateur competition. Dragging his wife and friends to Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, he decided to jump right into an open mic night. “This is what I’m going to do. I’m going to this open mic on Monday night,” he recalled. “She (his wife) thought I was nuts.” He was more than relieved to hear laughs sprout from the audience, and soon Kadrlik was hooked on the comedy bug. Although Anderson’s contest was cancelled, Kadrlik’s determination has cultivated a successful comedy career. He has performed at the Acme Comedy Club, Minnesota Comedy Club, Comedy Gallery, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, The Laugh Pit and much more. He was a semifinalist in the Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest in 2007 and was the emcee for the 2009 grand opening of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. In January 2011, Kadrlik’s career came full circle when he was chosen to open for Anderson in Las Vegas. Sitting back stage waiting for his set, Kadrlik bumped into Anderson. He recalled the exchange: “Are you nervous?” Anderson asked. “No,” Kadrlik said. “Well, you should be,” Anderson said with a smile. “Well, now I am,” Kadrlik said laughing. When it was time to perform, he suddenly forgot his whole routine. He

even forgot his name. But when the lights went up and the announcer introduced him, it all flooded back. Now at age 53, nighttime comedy shows have become a relaxing outlet for Kadrlik’s everyday job. “It has been more of a nice relief. It’s an opposite of my everyday job as a CPA. It’s fun, silly, stupid,” he said. Kadrlik is excited to bring some smiles to the fundraising event. “As a comedian, it’s not a job that pays well, but my real benefit is to offer myself to charities that can use a helping hand,” Kadrlik said. He will keep things lively in Civic Center Park 1-5 p.m. during the Saturday Afternoon Music in the Park with performances from Sea Farmer and Terra Mara. A raffle will be held, sponsored by the Burnsville Fire Soccer Club and the Burnsville Hockey Club. Kadrlik will introduce all sorts of guests including Ziebol family and friends who will be speaking about Taylor. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program students from Nicollet Junior High will honor Taylor’s tutoring contributions. All proceeds will be going to the Ziebol Family Memorial Fund. People may also donate to the fund through Wells Fargo Bank. Checks should be made out to the “Ziebol Family” and can be mailed to or dropped off at any Wells Fargo office.



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Can Lightning end another season at the dome? Boys soccer team starts 2-0 by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The elements seem to be conspiring against Eastview as it tries to mold a team that can contend for another state boys soccer championship. But the Lightning has dealt with adversity before. It was almost a year ago when, about midway through the 2012 season, Eastview had more ties (five) than victories (four). The Lightning did not appear to be a threat for the state title, even though it had just one loss at the time. But then the team won 11 of its last 12 games and sprinted to its first Class AA championship. A little heat and wind won’t slow down the players, senior captain Pierce Erickson said. Still, “we’d like to come together as a team a little earlier than we did last year,” he said. “We know we can be a good team.” Eastview won its first two games of the season last week, shutting out Roseville 1-0, then defeating Cretin-Derham Hall 2-1 on Saturday in a game where a 30 mph south wind dictated play. The team working into the wind struggled to create offense; all three goals were scored by the team playing downwind. “When you play a game like that, there’s not much you can do” when going into the wind, Eastview coach Scott Gustafson said. “Right now, we’re trying to focus on our defense. We graduated a lot of players from last year’s team, so we’ll start there and hope that playing good defense will lead to

some (scoring) chances for us.” Eastview returns starting goalkeeper Kyle Lamott, who made perhaps the biggest play in the Cretin-Derham Hall game by stopping a penalty kick that, if successful, would have tied the score. One of Gustafson’s challenges this season might be finding playing time for sophomore keeper Sean Teske, who the coach says is good enough to be a varsity starter. Senior Sam Fluegge is expected to anchor the defense. Juniors Jacob Wilson and Matt Kratz also will be on defense. Senior Jack Teske and sophomore Andrew Tuthill are returning midfielders, with senior Brandon Cordova and ninth-grader Christian Lutton also expected to see time there. Erickson is the most experienced returning forward. Brett Ladoux, a junior, is among others who will get playing time up front. “We can score goals, and we’ve played good defense in our first couple of games,” said Erickson. “Now we have to show we can do it against the other teams in our (South Suburban) conference.” Pulling a team together can be tough in high school soccer. Unlike football, where a high school team’s players typically train together during the summer, soccer players can be scattered throughout a number of youth teams. “The most we had was two guys playing on the same summer team,” Gustafson said. “That’s a lot of different philosophies involved, and then we have some guys moving up from the JV, which is a whole

Eastview’s Brett Ladoux (11) and Cretin-Derham Hall goalkeeper Sam Clark collide while going for the ball during the Lightning’s 2-1 victory Saturday. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) different ballgame. Now we have to take them and mold them into a team.” The Lightning has been in the last two Class AA championship games, proving that it can assemble the pieces quickly to create a picture people will enjoy looking at. Eastview was scheduled to play at Coon Rapids on Tuesday and will be at Minneapolis Southwest at 6:30 p.m. Friday before opening its South Suburban Conference schedule against Lakeville South at home at 7 p.m. Sept. 3. Email Mike Shaughnessy at mike.shaughnessy@ecm- Eastview’s Jack Teske (20) tries to send the ball past the Cretin-Derham Hall defense. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy)

Rosemount boys coach sees attitude changes by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

This was supposed to be a big week of preparation for Rosemount as it looked forward to the start of the South Suburban Conference boys soccer schedule next week. Instead, the Irish have spend most of it staying out of the heat and trying to keep cool drinks nearby. Coach Mike Floersch cut short Monday’s practice in the interest of safety. Tuesday’s scheduled home game against Minneapolis Roosevelt was not played because the Minneapolis district cancelled after-school activities, and Floersch decided against holding a practice. “This was going to be a big week for us,” Floersch said. “You could hold a practice, but in this heat it’s not going to be very productive. The players want to be able to get out and run, but at what cost?

You just hope all the other schools are in the same boat.” When the heat wave breaks, the Irish will go back to trying for a second consecutive winning season. They were 9-8-1 last season and graduated only three of their starters. They brought back the most senior-dominated team Floersch said he has had in years. “The guys are coming into this season thinking they can win instead of trying not to lose, and that’s a step in the right direction for our program,” Floersch said. “That’s something a team like Apple Valley has been so good at. They go into a game thinking, ‘We’re going to win. Try and stop us.’” One of the Irish’s top returnees is junior Kohl Sparrman, who scored 16 goals last season and was named All-South Suburban Conference. Rose-

AV relies on 10 returnees Girls soccer team has depth at forward, midfield by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Hunter Meyers (left) of Farmington and Andrew Smeed of Rosemount go after the ball in a nonconference boys soccer game last week. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) mount’s captains are two senior midfielders, Andrew Smeed and Jacob Alex. Alex was honorable mention all-conference last season, as was senior defender Bennett Purfeerst. Tanner Rons is a returnee in goal. Midfielders Erick Barrita and Andrew Weiler, along with senior defenders Brandon Hubbard and Luke Conway, also have varsity experience.

Apple Valley had a 0-1-1 start to the girls soccer season, but there are at least 10 reasons to consider the Eagles a dangerous team. They have 10 returning players from their 2012 team, which went 8-7-2 but led No. 1-seeded Eastview with nine minutes remaining in the Section 3AA semifinals. Eastview came back to win 3-2 and eventually reached the state tournament. “We have varsity experience at forward and midfield and a couple of people who have shown they can score,” coach Keith Randa said. The Eagles’ top returning player is senior midfielder Julia Lam, who was All-South Suburban Conference last year.

Randa said Lam can play several positions and is especially good in oneon-one situations. Erica Power, a senior forward, was the Eagles’ second-leading scorer last season (scoring leader also is a role Power fills on the AVHS girls hockey team). “Her strength is her ability to read the game and defenders and work her way into good scoring opportunities,” Randa said. Lam and Power are captains, as is senior midfielder Maddie Cranmer. Senior midfielder Britta Bollum, senior defender Hallie Gallmeier, senior defender Sarah Schumacher, senior forward Stephanie Syverson, senior midfielder Blayr Thompson, junior midfielder Laura Edgren and sophomore forward Alyssa Reynolds also are returning players. Schumacher, who Randa said played almost every minute last season

at sweeper or stopper, will be a key player on an Apple Valley defense that otherwise lacks experience. Syverson was the team’s third-leading scorer last season and Reynolds scored six goals in her freshman season. Apple Valley opened its season with a 1-1 tie against Owatonna in a non-conference game Aug. 22. Thompson scored in the first half after stealing the ball from an Owatonna defender. Eagles goalkeeper Marissa Guillou made 16 saves. The Eagles lost to Minneapolis Southwest 1-0 on Saturday at Johnny Cake Ridge Park field. A scheduled game against Minneapolis Washburn on Tuesday was postponed because of excessive heat. Apple Valley begins the South Suburban Conference portion of its schedule at Bloomington Jefferson at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Notebook: Farmington names new athletics director sistant principal title at Farmington, and he cited added administrative duties as one of the reasons the Chaska position was attractive. by Mike Shaughnessy One of Tschida’s duties will SUN THISWEEK be to guide FHS athletics’ tranDAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE sition to the South Suburban Farmington High School has Conference, which the school a new athletics and activities di- will join in the 2014-15 school rector, naming Bill Tschida to year. the position this week. Tschida, who also will be an Football Week 2 assistant principal, has been Rosemount and Eastview, principal of Holy Trinity High two teams that reached the School in Winsted since 2007. Class 6A quarterfinals last seaHe has held administrative posi- son, will meet Friday, Sept. 6, tions in several other Minnesota at Eastview in the second week schools, including Adrian, Wa- of the 2013 high school football tertown-Mayer and Sleepy Eye- season. St. Mary’s. He also has coached Both teams have ambitions high school baseball, volleyball of winning the South Suburban and hockey, as well as college Conference and going deep in baseball and hockey. the playoffs. They did not meet Tschida replaces Jon Sum- last season. mer, who left in July to be an In other South Suburban assistant principal and athletics games next week, Burnsville is at director at Chaska High School. Eagan, Bloomington Jefferson Summer did not have an as- is at Apple Valley and Lakev-

Tschida will guide transition to South Suburban

ille North plays at Bloomington Kennedy. Farmington’s home opener is against Northfield. In non-conference games involving South Suburban teams, Wayzata travels to Lakeville South and Prior Lake goes to defending state Class 6A champion Eden Prairie.

Town team state tourney Eagan and Savage each went 1-1 during the first weekend of the state Class B men’s amateur baseball tournament. The tournament resumes Friday, with the championship game scheduled Monday afternoon in Delano. After losing games last weekend, Eagan and Savage now are faced with having to win five in a row to win the state title. Savage will play Moorhead in an elimination game at 5 p.m. Friday in Maple Lake, with another elimination game between Eagan and Austin following at

7:30 p.m. Lou LaChapelle pitched a complete game as Eagan defeated Victoria 7-2 in its state tournament opener Aug. 24. He held Victoria to three hits. Tony Johnson was 3-for-4 and scored two runs. Roy Larson also had three hits and Eric Peterson was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Cold Spring defeated Eagan 10-1 in a winners’ bracket game Sunday, holding the Bandits to two hits. Savage, which has a number of Burnsville High School graduates on its roster, opened the state tournament with a 2-1 victory over St. Michael. Winning pitcher Brandon Walczak worked the first eight innings, allowing four hits and striking out five. Cody Aasen had two of Savage’s four hits and drove in a run. Shakopee beat Savage 8-2 in the winners’ bracket Sunday. Catcher Ben Braaten had two

hits for the Outlaws and scored a run.

Back to Rosemount The Rosemount High School football staff added a coach with a connection to the Irish’s 1981 state championship team – Brett Sadek, who was the quarterback of that squad. He will work with the Irish’s sophomore team. Brett Sadek, a longtime District 196 teacher, coached in the Apple Valley High School football program for about 20 years. He also is head coach of the Dakota United PI Division adapted floor hockey team. Rosemount’s head coach during its 1981 state championship season was Bob Sadek, Brett’s father. Bob Sadek, who retired from teaching in District 196 in 2009, died May 31 after several years of battling heart disease. Email Mike Shaughnessy at

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Preparing for the age wave: Nursing homes adapt by Howard Lestrud SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Everyone wishes to be independent, whether they are 2 or 102 years old. The way we age has changed considerably over the years. Many people live to an older age and many are able to maintain independent, busy lifestyles to an advanced age. The greater share of Americans are choosing to age in place, opting to live in their own homes as long as possible. Nursing homes were once regarded as the last stop for an elderly person. That is no longer true, with nursing homes and other elderly care facilities offering not only skilled nursing care but rehabilitation care that often returns them to their homes in an independent atmosphere. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, those 65 and older number 39.6 million in 2009. These seniors represented 12.9 percent of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. That figure is expected to represent 19 percent of the population by 2030. It is projected nationally that by 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice the number in 2000. By 2020, it is expected there will be more seniors turning 65 or older than students in our Minnesota school systems. This all means there will be more demand for elderly care options in the coming years. Assisted living facilities and independent living apartments are choices that many of the elderly are choosing today. Elderly care directly affects many people, whether they are among elderly or whether they are caring for elderly family members. It is difficult to know where to begin, in describing nursing home care, said Loren Colman, assistant commissioner for continuing care for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. He has held that post since 2003 and has directed efforts of many programs that serve aging and adult services, disability services, deaf and hard of hearing services and nursing facilities. Colman has provided focus and leadership for Transform 2010, designed to prepare Minnesota for the age wave of retiring baby boomers. He considers himself a boomer.

Colman has provid- and independent senior ed additional focus on housing. Nursing homes consumer-directed initia- have become more spetives that will allow Min- cialized, more focused on nesotans to have more a particular service, Coldecision-making options man said. on where, who and what Transitional care, postservices they need. Other acute care and rehabilitainterests have been em- tion care are now offered ployment and housing following hospital stays. options for people Many facilities with disabilities. have become speMinnesota cialists in memory DHS administers care or dementia funds to nursing care, Colman said. homes through This leads to staff the Medical Assisbeing trained diftance program and ferently to provide is also responsible Loren a high quality of for developing and Colman service. interpreting policy Many facilities concerning nursing home have been downsizing over services, quality of care the years, Colman said, to and rates. Policies are ul- adjust to demands in comtimately decided by the munities. The nursing care Minnesota Legislature. has also become flexible, Lawmakers look to the allowing residents to enDHS for recommenda- joy single or private rooms tions. and have more of a neighMinnesota has 375 borhood like environlicensed and Medicaid- ment, Colman explained. certified nursing facilities “They have been reinwith 30,468 beds in active venting whom they serve use as of Aug. 1, 2012. and how they serve them,” Of all Minnesota nurs- he said. ing facilities, 28 percent A number of nursing are for-profit, 61 percent home facilities have closed are nonprofit and 11 per- in the state during recent cent are owned by a gov- years due to a variety of ernment entity. Occupan- factors, usually, but not cy rate of active beds for exclusively, due to outdatthe year ending Sept. 30, ed buildings and the facil2011, was 90.2 percent. ity requiring a substantial Median length of stay in a investment in upkeep. For nursing facility is 27 days. some this has forced cloChanging of con- sure or consolidation into sumer preferences and one new facility, Colman implementation of incen- said. tives and restrictions by Many investments have the state has led to a 37 been made in technology, percent reduction of the with the acquisition of state’s nursing home in- safety equipment, adopdustry in the past 25 years. tion of new electronic Since there is more of an health records and addiemphasis for home and tion of new call systems community-based servic- that allow employees to es, approximately 11,300 be more flexible and renursing facility beds have sponsive to consumer been closed since Oct. 1, needs. Colman said more 1999. investments have been Minnesota DHS re- made in upgrading the ports $2.32 billion was environment by providing spent on nursing home more private space, which care in fiscal year 2011. makes it easier to accomThat’s not just state funds modate quality care. but a combination of state, Investments have also federal and private-paying been made, Colman said, dollars, Colman said. It in clinical technology that represents about a third allows nurses and therafrom state appropriations pists to do a better job and medical assistance, in rehabilitating people. a third from federal as- New therapy areas, thersistance and a third from apy pools and swimming private pay, Medicare and pools for hydrotherapy insurance. have been added, he said. Colman says the use Wellness centers have also of nursing home facilities been introduced to the is changing. Many com- nursing home environmunities will attest to the ment, Colman said. fact that nursing homes Nursing homes have have become a part of a become full-service prospectrum of care, he said. viders to seniors in the At one time, nursing home community, offering wellcare was the only oppor- ness and swimming protunity for long-term care. grams. Now, elderly care Every older person, comes in a variety of since the beginning of forms – nursing homes, as- time, has always wanted to sisted living, in-home care be independent, Colman

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Elderly care changes with the times by Howard Lestrud SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Elderly care has changed greatly in recent years and will continue to evolve, with the use of new technology in health care as one example. Some projections show that by 2020, there will be more people turning 65 or older than there will be children in Minnesota school systems. That means elderly care will become an even more important part of community services. Elderly care is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements unique to senior citizens. This broad term umbrellas such services as assisted living, adult day care, long-term care, nursing home care, hospice care and home care. This series on elderly care in Minnesota will focus in the following areas. Part 1 – An overview on how the state is involved with nursing home care and elderly care, featuring commentary from Loren Colman, assistant commissioner for continuing

• Transportation is important to seniors. There are features in new cars that will extend the ability of individuals to drive. • Technology is yet to explode in how seniors receive support in the home, for example, there is emerging technology that monitors whether individuals are taking pills, getting the right food in their diet, going to the bathroom and getting up in the middle of the night. Some of this technology is now available in the homes and will help ensure that seniors remain independent and have the quality care they deserve, Colman said. The ability to communicate is very important to seniors as well as to boomers and younger people, Colman said. People now can communicate visually, and this allows seniors to be supported long-distance by their children, he added. How does the Minnesota DHS rate Minnesota nursing home care centers? Colman said he believes Minnesota has demonstrated a higher quality of care than what one may

care at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Part 2 – Legislative perspective will be provided by state Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, past chairman of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, and by state Rep. Patti Fritz, DFL-Faribault, a licensed practical nurse who has served on the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. Other perspectives will be provided by Aging Services of Minnesota and by other lobbying groups. Abeler and Fritz have been active in crafting nursing home legislation. Part 3 – Continuum of care will be illustrated through a profile of a faith-based nursing home care center that has changed its traditional services; a faithbased program providing health, housing and support services for seniors and their families; and a site with a 120-bed rehabilitation and living center, along with 59 apartment units for independent and assisted living.

see in a number of other parts of the country. “Minnesota is very open to change, in improving and in providing several programs where we provide support to facilities to improve their outcomes,” Colman said. DHS works with nursing care facilities on report cards, which allow for ways to improve various elements of care. “We interview residents of nursing homes as part of our quality initiative,” Colman said. “Are they perfect?” he asked. “There are always areas to improve.” The Minnesota Legislature during the past session also did its part in providing some rate increases to nursing home facilities. A 5 percent increase was granted to nursing facilities across the board. A portion of that rate increase has to be dedicated to employee compensation and benefits. It is effective Sept. 1. Howard Lestrud can be reached at

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Privacy debate continues on technology that tracks vehicles by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

To law enforcement, automatic license plate readers are an effective tool for nabbing suspects, returning stolen cars and investigating murders. Others view the technology, capable of capturing thousands of license plates per minute, as a potential electronic stalker. “There are no restrictions whatsoever,� American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota attorney Teresa Nelson said of law enforcement in Minnesota amassing license plate data. “That really concerns us.� Automatic license plate readers match license plate numbers against downloaded police “hot lists,� checking for stolen vehicles, missing persons, outstanding warrants and other items. The State Patrol uses a Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Driver and Vehicle Services Division, National Crime Information Center and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension “hot list� database, according to documents obtained by the ACLU. Intimate activities of the innocent, as well as criminals, can be tracked,


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critics warn. reads. About 329 citaThe use of automat- tions and 63 arrests were ic license plate readers made. isn’t limited to big cities. Some law enforceThey’re in the suburbs, ment officials, including too. Dohman, argue license The Washington plate readers are effective. County Sheriff’s DepartThe Bloomington Poment uses two readers; lice Department used its the Bloomington Police readers to check vehicles Department has in a neighborfive squad cars hood following equipped. Other a murder, said suburban police Bloomington Podepartments, inlice Department cluding the Inver Deputy Chief Vic Grove Heights Poyer, who said he and South St. thinks readers are Paul police de- James effective as law enpartments in Backstrom forcement tools. Dakota County, Dakota County use license plate readers. Attorney James BackThe Minnesota State Pa- strom gave a spirited detrol also has a squad car fense of the use of license equipped with a reader. plate readers. Minnesota Sheriffs As“It is not an infringesociation Executive Di- ment of privacy,� Backrector Jim Franklin said strom said, saying anyprobably fewer than 20 one can take pictures of departments in the state license plates in public. are using the technology. Police for years have been Minnesota Department jotting down plate numof Public Safety Commis- bers and entering them sioner Ramona Dohman into computers, he said. suggested that could “You’ve got nothing to grow. worry about unless you’re “I would say there are breaking the law,� Backprobably some agencies strom said. holding off, waiting to As the result of a repurchase the technology quest to state officials by until they have a better the city of Minneapolis, understanding what they license plate numbers actually can do with it,� along with date, time and Dohman said. location data on vehicles, The number of license plus pictures of license plates being read is huge. plates, vehicles and areas According to Minne- surrounding the vehicles, sota State Patrol records as captured by readers, obtained by the ACLU, have been classified as between January and No- private data. vember 2011, the patrol The temporary clasregistered 752,293 plate sification expires Aug. 1,



2015, or until legislative action. Beyond whether reader data should be public or private is the question of how long it should be kept. Critics, such as the ACLU, assert the numbers of criminals arrested through the use of license plate readers pales in comparison to the massive amount of data being collected. Retention policies among departments vary. The State Patrol, in most cases, deletes license plate data within 48 hours. Bloomington keeps data for 90 days. “I think 90 days is a good balance,� Poyer said. The Democrat-led House last session passed legislation that does not permit retention of license plate data by law enforcement not linked to criminal activity. But the Democrat-led Senate did not act on license-plate reader legislation. House Civil Law Committee Chairman John

Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, a prosecutor for the city of St. Paul, said law enforcement officials themselves are uncomfortable with amassing data on innocent people. “This is really stepping outside the umbrella of constitutional understanding,� Lesch said. Keeping license plate reader data for lengthy periods can prove useful in solving crimes, Lesch said. So would planting microchips in everyone, he added, sarcastically. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, expects data retention will be debated in the Senate next session. “I don’t think there’s any magic number,� Latz said of length of data retention. Latz feels comfortable with a 90-day threshold, he said. Dohman, for one, indicated flexibility. “We would support anything more than zero retention,� she said. Officials need to move cautiously, Latz said,

when weighing civil liberties against the needs of law enforcement. “It’s hard to roll things back,� he said. Don Gemberling, a data privacy expert with the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information, views license plate readers as a piece of a larger puzzle. “The more sophisticated surveillance technology becomes, the more questions we have,� he said. Gemberling doesn’t believe automatic license plate readers are the same as cops walking their beat. It’s automatic, after all, and there’s no judgement involved, he said. When Backstrom was asked whether collecting large amounts of license plate data to catch criminals was an acceptable trade-off, he said to talk to crime victims. “They’ll tell you it is,� he said. Tim Budig can be reached at tim.budig@ecm-inc. com.

Special session set Sept. 9 to pass disaster relief bill


Automatic license plate readers match license plate numbers against downloaded police “hot lists,� checking for stolen vehicles, missing persons, outstanding warrants and other items.



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Gov. Mark Dayton has called a disaster relief special legislative session for Sept. 9. Lawmakers will look to secure about $5 million in disaster relief for 18 counties, including Hennepin, Houston and Morrison, damaged by strong storms in June. President Barack Obama has already declared a disaster, freeing up Federal Emergency Management Agency dollars. The state must cover a portion of the cleanup costs to receive the federal funding. Dayton wants to include two other counties, Rock and Nobles, for special session disaster relief funding. That could increase state costs by about $1 million. Although legislative leaders all indicated a willingness to consider repealing a controversial sales tax expansion to farm machinery repairs as part of the special session, closed-door negotiations resulted in no agreement. Democrats and Republicans both suggested the other party was to blame. Dayton said he was personally disappointed that repeal of the repair tax wasn’t part of the special session agreement. Dayton indicated the provision in the tax bill had slipped by. Anyone who has watched the end of a legislative session, Dayton said, understands the rush of bills. “It’s not a perfect system,� Dayton said, when asked about future safeguards. “And I’m not a perfect person.� House Tax Committee Chairwoman Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, said the farm ma-

Gov. Mark Dayton expressed disappointment that repeal of a tax on farm machinery repairs will not be part of the Sept. 9 disaster relief special legislative session, but he spoke of a lack of serious proposals. (Photo by T.W. Budig)

chinery repair tax had been discussed. Legislators were aware of it, she said. While Republican leaders have pushed for repeal of the repair tax and a warehouse tax on the storage of business-related goods, effective April 1, 2014, Dayton spoke of a “serious proposal� needing to be offered. That proposal did not come, Dayton said. Republican leaders spoke of a “reluctance� among Democrats for repealing the taxes. “We came in willing to do any or all,� House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said. But Daudt said Republicans could not accept using surplus state dollars, money that would go to paying back the school funding shift, to pay for repealing taxes. Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, said there are many places in the state budget where cuts could be made to cover the cost. He had a list of budget proposals, said Daudt, he didn’t bother to share because he sensed Demo-

crats were not interested. But everyone agreed it was unacceptable to use disaster relief as a bargaining chip in negotiations, the two Republicans indicated. House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, said committee hearings on the proposed special session legislation could begin next week. The one-day session will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 9, with actual passage of the bill taking place later in the day after committee action. The disaster relief bill is to be finalized by Sept. 6. No floor amendments, by agreement, will be taken during the session. Dayton said he and legislative leaders may explore ways to avoid convening special sessions in the future that deal with relatively small amounts of money. Preliminary assessment placed the June storm damage at about $18 million. Tim Budig can be reached at tim.budig@ecm-inc. com.

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theater and arts briefs Heartbeat plans for ‘Lord of the Rings’

Mark Twain will come to life Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. on the Burnsville Performing Arts Black Box Theater stage when actor Michael Bateson performs “An Evening with Mark Twain.” Bateson will return to the theater’s main stage in December with “Ole & Lena’s Family Christmas” at 7 p.m. Dec. 18-19. Tickets are $15 for “An Evening with Mark Twain” and $18 for “Ole & Lena’s Family Christmas” at the box office, at and by calling 800-982-2787.

Heartbeat Performing Arts Center in Apple Valley has been granted permission from Middle Earth Enterprises to present “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” for its June 2014 production. The production will feature Heartbeat’s entire student body of dancers, actors and singers. Preparation will run from September to May 2014. Registration for dance, acting and singing classes at Heartbeat are ongoing through Sept. 9, from James-Younger 2-9 p.m. Monday through Gang ride Thursday. Classes begin During Northfield’s Monday, Sept. 9. For more Defeat of Jesse James information, call 952-432Days, Sept. 4-8, the James7833 or visit www.heartYounger Gang re-enactors are offering a chance to ride with them when indiBPAC adds fall viduals make a $5,000 donation to Save the Northperformances

field Depot. Donors will also receive a professionally filmed video of their infamous ride. A $2,500 donation will provide the opportunity to join the townsfolk re-enactors in defending the bank. More details are at www.northfielddepot. org. The goal of the nonprofit Save the Northfield Depot is to rescue, renovate and reuse the historic 1888 depot. The depot was an integral part of Northfield’s heritage, but it must now be moved or it will be torn down. The railroad has offered to sell it to STND for $1 if the depot is moved from its property. An agreement with the city of Northfield will allow STND to purchase for $1 a portion of city land for the new location once adequate funds, $293,000, are raised. To date, a total of $100,000 has been raised.

family calendar To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: Tuesday, Sept. 3 Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings meeting, 7 p.m., LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion St., Hastings. Planning for Civil War Weekend which is Sept. 7 and 8 will be the topic for the evening. Members and visitors are invited to attend this free meeting. Friday, Sept. 6 Forever Wild Family Friday: Northwoods Animal Tales with Kevin Strauss, 7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Free, but registration required at Course No. 4392. Saturday, Sept. 7 Sweatin’ to the ’80s, 5K charity run/walk by the Eagan Women of Today at Trapp Farm Park, 805 Wilderness Run Road, Eagan. Registration: 8 a.m. Runners start at 9 a.m., walkers follow. Strollers, dawdlers and dogs welcome. Reg-

ister at Proceeds Church of Saint Michael’s will benefit Isaac’s Journey Fall Festival, 22120 Denmark which supports research for Avenue, Farmington. Saturday childhood cancers. 5:30-9 p.m. pulled pork and chicken supper, hay rides, bingo and musical guest ContriBThursday, Sept. 12 Dungeons and Drag- and starting at 7 p.m. Sunday ons for Beginners, 6-8 p.m., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. children’s Wescott Library. Learn the ul- games, bingo, Last Hope Pet timate role-playing game Dun- Rescue, Farmington Dance geons and Dragons from Burl Line, silent auction and bake Zorn of Source Comics and sale. Games. Vie for treasure and glory with the dungeon master Blood drives The American Red Cross and brave adventurers. Regiswill hold the following blood tration required. drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redSaturday, Sept. 14 Salsabrosa will provide to make an apstories, music and Latin dance pointment or for more informastyles at 11 a.m. at the Galaxie tion. • Sept. 3, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Library in celebration of the history, culture and contribution Messiah Lutheran Church, of Americans whose ancestors 16725 Highview Ave., Lakeville. • Sept. 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and Factory Motor Parts, 1380 CorSouth America during National porate Center Curve, Eagan. • Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hispanic Heritage Month. For adults with registration required Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville. at • Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. 14 and 15

Lakeville-based dance academy Ballet Royale Minnesota is expanding its reach this fall, offering a satellite program at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, and adding a professional training program for advanced students. The Burnsville classes, called “Ballet @ BPAC,” are geared to beginning dancers and will include a “pre-ballet” dance class for ages 3 to 6, as well as an introduction to classical ballet class for ages 7 to 12. All the Burnsville classes begin Sept. 11. Ballet Royale founders Rick and Denise Vogt say the idea behind the satellite program is to provide an alternative location to better accommodate students living north of the

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Ballet Royale Minnesota offers classes for dance students ranging from beginners to professional-level. Ballet Royale dancers include Kira Petersen, left, and Morgan Dewees. (Photo submitted)

academy’s main studio located on Kenyon Avenue near the LakevilleBurnsville border. While the Burnsville classes are geared to beginning dance students, at the other end of the training spectrum Ballet Royale has started its Elite Professional Trainee Division for more advanced dancers and professionals. The daytime ballet training program is by audition and invitation only, and scholarships are available. Auditions can be arranged by contacting the dance studio at 952-898-3163 or info@ Ballet Royale also announced this week it will be hosting open auditions next month for

professional dancers interested in joining Twin Cities Ballet, the nonprofit branch of Ballet Royale that stages “The Nutcracker” and other shows each year at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. For the 2013-14 season, Twin Cities Ballet plans to hire professional dancers as salaried employees, rather than contracted for each production. They’re looking for both male and female professionals, and the auditions will be held at noon Sunday, Sept. 8, at Ballet Royale’s main studio in Lakeville. More about the dance academy is at —Andrew Miller

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‘Harvest of Art’

Eagan Art House event Sept. 8 includes unveiling of ‘Metamorphosis’ sculpture by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The Eagan Art House is marking the arrival of autumn with its annual Harvest of Art celebration on Sunday, Sept. 8. The event from 1-5 p.m. will feature work by more than 40 southof-the-river artists, along with art demos, entertainment and refreshments. The many paintings, photos and pieces of pottery submitted for Harvest of Art will be judged by Eagan Art House instructors, with awards given out in adult and youth categories. Staff from the art house will also be demonstrating watercolor, oil painting and basketmaking techniques, along with raku pottery firing. Guests can glaze and fire a piece a pottery to take home for a small fee ($5 to $15, depending on the size). Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire is scheduled to

“Metamorphosis” by Eagan artist Melvin Smith, one of two sculptures selected to be permanent fixtures on the grounds of the Eagan Art House, will be unveiled at the Harvest of Art event. (Photo submitted) speak at 1:30 p.m., and scooping up refreshments Eagan’s Ring Mountain throughout the event. LoCreamery will be on hand cal two-piece band Wind-

Wood is set to perform. During the festivities, guests who register for any of this fall’s Eagan Art House classes will receive a 15 percent discount. The celebration will also include the unveiling of “Metamorphosis,” a 21-foot orange metal sculpture of geometric shapes by Eagan artist Melvin Smith. “Metamorphosis” is one of two sculptures recently selected to be permanent fixtures on the art house grounds through Eagan’s “Art … Be a Part” community project. The other sculpture – “Sentience,” consisting of intersecting steel oak leaves created by Marcia McEachron of Minneapolis – is slated for unveiling in October. Following the Sept. 8 event, the artwork at Harvest of Art will be divided to go on display at the art house, Easter Lutheran Church, Ring Mountain Creamery, Dunn Bros

The Eagan Art House grounds will be abuzz with art activities, including outdoor raku pottery firing, when the city-run arts venue hosts its annual Harvest of Art. (Submitted photo by Al Kiecker) Coffee and the Eagan Community Center. The multi-site exhibit runs through Nov. 1. More about Harvest of Art can be found at

The city-run Eagan Art House is located in Patrick Eagan Park, 3981 Lexington Ave.

651-463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages,, 952-985-4640. Rosemount History Book

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The Broadway Boys, 8 p.m. Sept. 20, Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Information: Midnight Duo – Mary Dushane and Nick Jordan – will play Appalachian, Southern, Irish and cajun music performed on fiddle and guitar 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Wescott Library in Eagan.

Auditions Auditions for vocalists and musicians for worship team, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, and Monday, Sept. 9, at River Valley Church, 14898 Energy Way, Apple Valley. Registration required via email at creWorkshops/classes/other Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle, 4-5 p.m. the first TuesEvents/festivals Burnsville Fire Muster, day of each month at Apple Sept. 4-8. Information: www. Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Ramble Jam Country Apple Valley, 952-953-2385. Music Festival, Sept. 20-21, Ages 12-18. Adult painting open stuDakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., Farming- dio, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays ton. Produced by Rotary Club at the Eagan Art House, 3981 of Farmington. Information: Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: 651Lone Oak Days, 11 a.m. to 675-5521. Teens Express Yourself 4 p.m. Sept. 21-22, Holz Farm, 4665 Manor Drive, Eagan. In- with Paint, 5-7 p.m. Mondays formation: Eagan Parks and at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www.BrushRecreation, 651-675-5000. Author Bruce Bradley will, 651present his book “Fat Profits,” 214-4732. Drama/theater classes a thriller about a corrupt food company, 6:30-8 p.m., Tues- for ages 4 and up at River day, Sept. 17, at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. Bradley will sell and sign his book. Presented with the Rosemount Area Arts Council. Chameleon Theatre will present dramatic readings from three comedic plays 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Heritage Library in Lakeville.

Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, 952-736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952-736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), 952-7363644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Information: 651-675-5500. Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at 651-315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30-4 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/class. Call Marilyn 651-463-7833.

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Breakfast ________________________________________________________________ Lunch ___________________________________________________________________ Dinner ___________________________________________________________________ Brunch __________________________________________________________________ Happy Hour ______________________________________________________________ Buffet ___________________________________________________________________ Hamburger ______________________________________________________________ Steakhouse ______________________________________________________________ Ethnic ___________________________________________________________________ Mexican _________________________________________________________________ Italian ___________________________________________________________________ Asian ____________________________________________________________________ Seafood _________________________________________________________________ Sushi ____________________________________________________________________ Pizza ____________________________________________________________________ Barbecue ________________________________________________________________ Deli _____________________________________________________________________ Popcorn _________________________________________________________________ Liquor Store _____________________________________________________________ Beer/Bar ________________________________________________________________ Desserts ________________________________________________________________ Catering _________________________________________________________________ Locally Owned Grocery Store _____________________________________________ Family Dining ____________________________________________________________ Romantic Restaurant _____________________________________________________ Ice Cream/Yogurt ________________________________________________________ Margarita ________________________________________________________________ Cup of Coffee ____________________________________________________________ Bakery __________________________________________________________________ Meat Market _____________________________________________________________ Supermarket _____________________________________________________________ Health Food Store ________________________________________________________ Sports Bar _______________________________________________________________ Wine/Bar ________________________________________________________________ Candy Store _____________________________________________________________

Electrician _______________________________________________________________ Roofing Company ________________________________________________________ Interior Design ___________________________________________________________ Furniture Store __________________________________________________________ Antique Store ____________________________________________________________ Hardware Store __________________________________________________________ Carpet Cleaning _________________________________________________________ Residential Painting Company ____________________________________________ Plumbing Company ______________________________________________________ Flooring Store ___________________________________________________________ Home Improvement Store ________________________________________________ Landscaping and Garden Center __________________________________________ Landscaping Services ____________________________________________________ Pool Store _______________________________________________________________ House Cleaning __________________________________________________________ Air Duct Cleaning ________________________________________________________ Remodeling Company ____________________________________________________ Heating & Air Company ___________________________________________________ Cabinet/Countertop Company ____________________________________________ Concrete Company ______________________________________________________ Lawn Care Service _______________________________________________________ Handyman _______________________________________________________________ Appliance Store __________________________________________________________ Pest Control _____________________________________________________________ Deck Company __________________________________________________________ Window Company ________________________________________________________ Siding Company _________________________________________________________ Gutter Company _________________________________________________________ Window Cover Store _____________________________________________________ Light Store ______________________________________________________________ Paint Store ______________________________________________________________ Fence Company _________________________________________________________ Hot Tub Store ____________________________________________________________ Vacuum Store ___________________________________________________________ Art Gallery _______________________________________________________________ Arts & Crafts Store _______________________________________________________ Fireplace Store __________________________________________________________

AUTOMOTIVE Domestic Car Dealership _________________________________________________ Import Car Dealership ____________________________________________________ Truck Dealership _________________________________________________________ New Car Salesman _______________________Dealership: ____________________ Used Car Salesman ______________________Dealership: ____________________ Used Car Dealer _________________________________________________________ Gas Station ______________________________________________________________ Auto Repair Shop ________________________________________________________ Auto Body Shop _________________________________________________________ Tire Store _______________________________________________________________ Car Wash ________________________________________________________________ Oil Change ______________________________________________________________ Towing Company ________________________________________________________

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Company ____________________________________________________ Real Estate Agent ___________________ Name __________ Company ___________ Mortgage Lender/Broker _________________________________________________ Title Company ___________________________________________________________ New Home Builder _______________________________________________________ Apartment Community ___________________________________________________ Senior Apartments _______________________________________________________ Assisted Living __________________________________________________________ Retirement Community ___________________________________________________



Waterpark (indoor) _______________________________________________________ Waterpark (outdoor) ______________________________________________________ Marina __________________________________________________________________ Recreational Center ______________________________________________________ Summer Camp ___________________________________________________________ Travel Agency ___________________________________________________________ Bicycle Shop ____________________________________________________________ Gymnastics ______________________________________________________________ Dance Studio ____________________________________________________________ Martial Arts ______________________________________________________________ Golf Course _____________________________________________________________ Golf Equipment __________________________________________________________ Driving Range ___________________________________________________________ Place to Bowl ____________________________________________________________ Place to Hear Live Music _________________________________________________ Place for Children’s Party ________________________________________________ Ski/Snowboard Store _____________________________________________________ Hockey Equipment Store _________________________________________________ Sporting Goods Store ____________________________________________________ Boat Dealer ______________________________________________________________ Recreational Vehicle Dealer ______________________________________________ Motorcycle Dealer _______________________________________________________ Place to Gamble _________________________________________________________

(Please list practice facility where applicable) Doctor __________________________________________________________________ Pediatrician ______________________________________________________________ OB/GYN _________________________________________________________________ Dentist Office ____________________________________________________________ Orthodontist _____________________________________________________________ Optometrist /Eye Glass Store _____________________________________________ Ophthalmologist/Eye Care Doctor _________________________________________ Dermatologist ___________________________________________________________ Chiropractor _____________________________________________________________ Plastic Surgeon __________________________________________________________ Orthopedic Surgeon ______________________________________________________ Hospital _________________________________________________________________ Emergency Room ________________________________________________________ Urgent Care Clinic _______________________________________________________ Pharmacy _______________________________________________________________ Clinic ____________________________________________________________________ Hearing Center __________________________________________________________ Allergist _________________________________________________________________ Lasik ____________________________________________________________________

HEALTH AND BEAUTY Spa _____________________________________________________________________ Manicure/Pedicure ________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Hair _____________________________________________________________________ Tanning _________________________________________________________________ Laser Hair Removal ______________________________________________________ Fitness Center ___________________________________________________________ Personal Trainer _________________________________________________________ Stylist ______________________________Facility: _____________________________ Colorist _____________________________Facility: _____________________________ Weight Control Center ___________________________________________________ Massage Therapy ________________________________________________________ Aesthetic Center _________________________________________________________

EDUCATION Preschool _______________________________________________________________ Montessori ______________________________________________________________ Book Clubs ______________________________________________________________ Private School ___________________________________________________________ Public School ____________________________________________________________ Teacher ______________________________School: ___________________________ Principal _____________________________School: ___________________________ PTA _____________________________________________________________________ College __________________________________________________________________ University _______________________________________________________________ Vocational School ________________________________________________________ Business School _________________________________________________________ Tutoring Program ________________________________________________________

BANKING & FINANCIAL Bank ____________________________________________________________________ Credit Union _____________________________________________________________ Financial Planner ________________________________________________________ Investment Firm _________________________________________________________ Insurance company ______________________________________________________ Insurance Agent _________________________________________________________ Accounting Firm _________________________________________________________ Tax Preparation __________________________________________________________ Accountant/CPA _________________________________________________________

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OTHER SHOPPING/SERVICES Pet Store ________________________________________________________________ Veterinary Clinic _________________________________________________________ Pet Grooming ____________________________________________________________ Kennel/Boarding Facility _________________________________________________ Lawyer/Attorney _________________________________________________________ Photographer ____________________________________________________________ Childcare ________________________________________________________________ Hotel/Motel ______________________________________________________________ Taxi _____________________________________________________________________ Limo/Car Service ________________________________________________________ Tattoo Parlor ____________________________________________________________ Book Store ______________________________________________________________ Funeral Home ___________________________________________________________ Moving Company ________________________________________________________ Camera Store ____________________________________________________________ Gift shop ________________________________________________________________ Toy/Hobby Store _________________________________________________________ Nanny Service ___________________________________________________________ Florist ___________________________________________________________________ Employment Services ____________________________________________________ Computer Repair _________________________________________________________ Best Theatre/Playhouse ___________________________________________________

STYLE AND FASHION Shopping Center _________________________________________________________ Specialty Clothing Store __________________________________________________ Men’s Clothing Store _____________________________________________________ Women’s Clothing Store __________________________________________________ Children’s Clothing Store _________________________________________________ Jewelry Store ____________________________________________________________ Dry Cleaners _____________________________________________________________ Shoe Store ______________________________________________________________ Eyewear _________________________________________________________________ Baby/Infant Store ________________________________________________________ Bridal Shop ______________________________________________________________ Boutique ________________________________________________________________ Consignment Store ______________________________________________________

RELIGION Place of Worship _________________________________________________________ Religious Leader ________________________Place of Worship: _______________ Worship Choir/Music Program ____________________________________________ Worship Youth Group ____________________________________________________ Worship School/Program _________________________________________________

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