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Burnsville | Eagan August 30, 2013 | Volume 34 | Number 27
Local nonprofit addressing food access Eagan-Lakeville food shelf seeks partners to study issue, supply fresh produce by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Burnsville Fire Muster set Included in this issue is a special section devoted to the annual Burnsville Fire Muster, to be held Sept. 5-8. Inside
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
As demand at food shelves continues to rise in Dakota County, area nonprofits are working together to improve access. Representatives from governmental agencies and nonprofits across the state, including the Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers, gathered in Duluth on Aug. 13-15 for the second annual Food Access Summit, which addresses food access issues in Minnesota. “It’s not just accessing food, it’s accessing healthy food,” said Lisa Horn,
The Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers provide six gardens in Dakota County in which low-income families can grow their own food. The gardens are part of the nonprofit’s Garden To Table program, which also includes gardening classes, cooking demonstrations and other events that promote healthy eating. (Photo submitted) executive director of the erates two food shelves in beyond food shelves, and Eagan and Lakeville Re- Eagan and Lakeville. includes the struggle many source Centers, which opFood access extends families face in “food des-
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Lakeville’s Ballet Royale is expanding this fall with a satellite program at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Page 21A
SPORTS Eastview aims for success The Lightning boys soccer team faces tough test to return to the state tournament. Page 12A
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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 Tomme Beevas of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen at Burnsville Center displayed some of the food court See PIMENTO, 16A business’ cuisine. (Photo by John Gessner)
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erts” like Dakota County, said Horn, who attended the three-day summit. “Food deserts” are defined by the USDA as urban and rural communities where access to grocery stores is limited by distance and a lack of reliable transportation. “Many families rely on convenience stores and fast food,” Horn said. In discussing these issues, participants of the summit aimed to raise awareness and find ways to bring more healthy options to their communities. The Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers has been on the forefront of on this movement. In 2007, it began offering fresh produce, dairy and meats at its two food shelves, called the Pantry. A few years later, the
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,
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From 9 to 5 Scott Kadrlik is an accountant, crunching numbers, taking phone calls and discussing finances with clients. By night, he steps into the spotlight and ignites laughter from Minnesota audiences. Kadrlik’s double life of makes him a unique host for the Saturday, Sept. 7, Ziebol Family Memorial Fund Benefit during Burnsville Fire Muster. As an opening act for Minnesota legends such as Louie Anderson, Scott Hansen and Jeff Gerbino, Kadrlik has created a name for himself as a successful local comedian. He has also found success in a more serious lifestyle, as a managing partner of an Eden Prairie-based accounting firm, Meuwissen, Flygare, Kadrlik & Associates. With his CPA-based
Scott Kadrlik will keep the crowd entertained as the master of ceremonies at the Ziebol Family Memorial Fund Benefit. The benefit will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, during the Burnsville Fire Muster. (Photo submitted) humor, Kadrlik cannot wait to bring laughter to the benefit 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 famSee COMIC, 16A
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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 co-authored 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 The Burnsville High School marching band was part of the daily parade at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, Aug. 23. More photos from the fair are online at See BOOK, 14A SunThisweek.com. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)
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Child care plants farm to table program Initiative piloted at New Horizon Academy in Eagan aims at teaching children gardening, healthy eating by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
One local child care center is taking education beyond the classroom and into the garden. New Horizon Academy is expanding its Farm2NHA program, which introduces children to new locally grown foods, to all its Minnesota centers. The program was piloted last year at 13 cen-
ters, including three in Eagan with positive results, representatives say. â€œOne of our primary goals is to teach kids where their food comes from,â€? said Desiree Goyette, assistant director at New Horizon Academy at 3510 Federal Drive in Eagan. The center cares for children ages six weeks to 12 years old. Preschool and school-
aged children were able to learn this lesson hands-on by planting a small flower and vegetable garden at the center and by visiting local farms. One of the primary goals of the program is to introduce children to new fresh foods in hopes they acquire a taste for them. About 84 percent of children at the center participated in the program, and of those who partici-
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pated, 72 percent said they enjoyed the new foods. Parents have been able to learn along with their children through cooking events for which families bring seasonal vegetables. â€œOur mission is to foster self-esteem and a love of learning and exploring, so this fits in nicely,â€? Goyette said. Jessica Harper is at jess i c a . h a r p e r @ e c m - i n c. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
Two men 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,
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Apple Valley’s Enjoy restaurant changes hands After remodeling, eatery that opened in 2004 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 be closed for a period of time and re-open under a new name after a remodel, said Dan and Kay Shimek.
Enjoy restaurant opened in 2004 in Apple Valley’s Central Village district. Owners Dan and Kay Shimek have sold the business, and restaurant management company Break Bread Hospitality will now oversee operations. (Photo by Andrew Miller) “The restaurant will suspend operations to the public for a period of time for remodeling and re-
branding,” the announce- grand re-opening under a ment from Dan and Kay new name.” Shimek stated. “The resIn the announcement, taurant will then have a 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 restaurant in Minnetonka. Email Andrew Miller at email@example.com.
Special session Sept. 9 to pass disaster relief bill by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
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, closeddoor 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 machinery 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 us-
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Opinion 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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Joe Nathan 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
‘Guardian Cap’ may help prevent football concussions by Don Heinzman SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
The season for grade-school tackle football turns our attention to the value of that sport and the subject of concussions. Chances are that most kids grades two through eight playing tackle football won’t suffer a concussion, but the number of such cases is rising. One national study suggests that 90 percent of grade-school players will not suffer a concussion playing football and 68 percent of those who do suffer a head injury return for the next game. The number of concussions reported is growing because parents and coaches are more aware of concussions, in part because a Minnesota law passed in 2010 requires that coaches learn more about concussions, their signs and treatment. Coaches believe that if players have the right equipment and exercise proper
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Don Heinzman tackling techniques, the chances of players getting concussions are minimal. All that said, parent Craig A. Hrkal, of Princeton, saw his seventh-grader and an opponent collide head-on during a kickoff return. His son fell to the ground and was taken out of the game, which ended his season. Later, he suffered daily headaches and missed some school days. Hrkal has decided to do something about these football concussions and has formed the Princeton Youth Sports Foundation, online at www.princetonysf. org. In looking for ways to prevent head
injuries, Hrkal found a company that sells a padded cover that fits over the helmet called a “Guardian Cap.” One goal of Hrkal’s foundation is to provide these cushion caps to 100 players from second through sixth grades this season. Hrkal has applied for grants to help pay for the caps. The question arises: Why allow second- and third-graders to play tackle football at all? Those in favor say these youngsters don’t tackle very hard and their odds of getting a concussion are slim, particularly if they are taught the right way to tackle. On the other hand, medical experts are becoming more concerned regarding head injuries and their effect on the brain. David King, executive director of Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, says extra protection is good, but he doubts if it can completely prevent a concussion. The best prevention is to avoid those hard hits, because they can cause the
brain, which floats in fluid, to be pushed against the solid surface of the skull. Meanwhile, coaches of grade-level football say all this talk about concussions is taking a toll on the number of parents who let their kids play football. Parents would be wise to talk to their children’s coaches and determine how well they teach tackling and how aware they are of signs of concussions and their treatment. This month at Princeton, young football players will be wearing those padded covers over their helmets. The verdict on the pads is still out, but it’s worth a try, and parents and coaches will be watching. Don Heinzman is a columnist for ECM Publishers and a member of the ECM Editorial Board. 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 antibiotics, 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
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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 Unkempt yards District 196 can afford to tighten its belt a little bit. in Burnsville Vote no to the levy in- To the editor: I feel I needed to write crease. to the newspaper to vent my feelings on our town. CHRIS HILL My husband and I have Apple Valley lived in Burnsville since 1974. Our three children attended the Burnsville schools and graduated from Burnsville High School. I love living in A division of ECM Publishers, Inc. Burnsville. My concern is this: I John Gessner | BURNSVILLE NEWS/MANAGING EDITOR | 952-846-2031 | email@example.com walk every day and have Jessica Harper | EAGAN NEWS | 952-846-2028 | firstname.lastname@example.org five different areas that Mike Shaughnessy | SPORTS | 952-846-2030 | email@example.com I walk. What I have disMike Jetchick | AD SALES | 952-846-2019 | firstname.lastname@example.org covered is so many resiDarcy Odden | CALENDARS/BRIEFS | 952-846-2034 | email@example.com dents don’t keep up their Tad Johnson | MANAGING EDITOR | 952-846-2033 | firstname.lastname@example.org yards anymore. Why own Keith Anderson | DIRECTOR OF NEWS | 952-392-6847 | email@example.com a home? It makes me sad when I see yards dying PUBLISHER .................................. Julian Andersen SPORTS EDITOR .......................Mike Shaughnessy from no water, overrun by PRESIDENT .............................. Marge Winkelman GENERAL MANAGER........................... Mark Weber BURNSVILLE/DISTRICT 191 EDITOR .. John Gessner EAGAN/DISTRICT 196 EDITOR .........Jessica Harper
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weeds for no fertilizer or overgrown for not mowing. People, what does it hurt to take a couple of hours a week to mow, fertilize and water? If you can afford a home you can afford to do these three things. Trees are dying, even, because of not getting any water. We should take pride of our homes and our town. I hope this letter of mine may wake a few people up. JULIE MANGINE Burnsville
How can a Christian say “no”? To the editor:
Many times I hear someone retort, “How can that person be a Christian?” The criterion for being a true Christian is one thing: You believe that Jesus Christ is our God and Savior. It’s that simple. All sorts of people can be Christians, even those that you would not expect. Jesus was crucified next to a confessed thief. Jesus befriended Mary Magdalene whose reputation was of the worst a woman could carry. Yet we know that they believed. How can someone be Christian and exhibit behaviors that disregard other people? How can a Christian See LETTERS, 5A
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by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Charlie Novack’s Eagle Scout service project was about more than just shovels and mulch. For four days last week, the member of Eaganbased 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. Novack said he chose the project as a tribute to his godfather, Mark We-
ber. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To the editor: Tad Johnson’s Aug. 23 story titled “Ridership numbers grow on Red” was rather eye-opening. Daily ridership at 835 each weekday with 130 trips per day works out to an average of fewer than seven passengers per bus. And the goal at year’s end is eight! No wonder the windows are heavily tinted, so you are unable to see the buses are virtually empty. And we spent $112 million setting this up. What is the operating cost for each passenger carried? As Charlie Brown would say, “Good grief.”
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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)
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To the editor: A domo arigato. Danke. Do sia, and thank you. Burnsville police and festival representatives estimate nearly 2,100 guests visited Nicollet Commons Park to celebrate this year’s seventh annual International Festival of Burnsville. Survey results released this month applaud the abundance of quality entertainment, food vendors, familyfriendly cultural art activities and sponsor booths, as well as lively cultural exhibits and unique art displayed within Burnsville’s Performing Arts Center. Many thanks to a truly exceptional volunteer planning committee whose members gave their time to pursue sponsors, coordinate entertainment, secure food and beverage vendors, organize cultural display booths and art activities, or diligently tend to publicity, raffle, grounds, logistics tasks, treasury, and a heap of administrative tasks. A few years ago, a group of Burnsville residents, school volunteers and city representatives gathered to talk about how to celebrate the diverse cultures of Burnsville, and how to help us better know each other as neighbors in a growing community. Since 2006, the festival has impacted our community by bringing us together, and long after Saturday’s festivities, our guests recall visits to vendor booth and cultural displays, dancing at sunset, and how much they learned about their global neighbors’ unique cultures and traditions. Kudos to our platinum
event sponsors, including Comcast, the city of Burnsville, Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for its grant dollars or sponsorships. To our gold sponsors, we shout “muchas gracias.” We’re also grateful to our bronze sponsors. A kind “Shukran” to our volunteers, including those from the Burnsville Lions Club, and to the BCTV14 crew for bringing about a delightful multicultural experience. Visit www.intlfestburnsville.org to learn how you can help shape our welcoming, culturally diverse event in July 2014. And take a peek at the colorful album online when you “Like” International Festival of Burnsville on Facebook.
– who believes in love and charity, whose religion is based upon God’s Son who cared(s) about all people, all, especially those who are outcasts, unclean, and needs help the most – say “no” to those people? How can a Christian say “no” to our young people who need education, or special education, or affordable secondary education; individuals who have served our country; or people who need health care? How can a Christian say “no” to saving our youth from drive-by shootings and guns in schools? Moneymakers such as the NRA dictate to our lawmakers, so guns can’t be controlled, not even background checks so that guns are not put into the hands of the incompetent or dangerous. That doesn’t mean we want you to give up your guns. It means we want them used for nonviolent activity. How can a Christian say “no” to allowing every woman the right to choose for herself about her own body? What she chooses may not be your choice, or mine, but America is about giving rights, not taking them. It’s not difficult to be a Christian and a Democrat. These two philosophies are not in conflict. They both manifest goodness by wanting and helping people to live the very best they can. I am quite certain that is what Jesus wants. That is what the DFL stands for. So the question still stands, “Do we act like Christians?” Or are we shutting out others by allowing our elected officials to say “no,” when we really want to say “yes.”
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6A August 30, 2013, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan
Education Orchard Lake’s Impact Academy has waiting list Lakeville School Board urges caution against fast expansion by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
There is a waiting list of students interested in joining Orchard Lake Elementary’s Impact Academy, but program expansion is on hold for now. Lakeville School Board members reiterated their preference to wait for parent reviews and student achievement data before expanding the multi-age classroom concept to more grades. New Orchard Lake Elementary Principal Marilynn Smith said there is a waiting list to join Impact
Academy in all K-3 classrooms where it is offered, including 17 second-graders, and there has been only one opening available all summer due to a move. When Impact Academy’s open-space, integrated studies approach to learning was approved for Orchard Lake Elementary in March, the board had requested a business plan detailing implementation for adding fourth grade in 2014-15 and fifth grade in 2015-16 at the school. Smith told board members at an Aug. 27 meeting it would be better to draft
both grades together next school year, to allow better grouping. “To implement fourthgrade only next year kind of leaves me with a standalone classroom for a year that doesn’t have a partner,” Smith said. “I would like to try to look at possibly doing a fourth and fifth grade, because it allows me to have a multiage classroom at that level.” Without opening it to fifth-graders, Smith said fourth-graders would not experience “an authentic Impact Academy” until they age up and the next
group comes in. She said two fifth-grade classrooms have a wall that opens to accommodate the larger class size. “I feel it’s what’s best for growing the program K-5,” Smith said. “It brings us to a place where we have a full continuum.” Long-term, the Impact Academy concept may expand to the entire school and eventually go districtwide, Superintendent Lisa Snyder said. School Board members cautioned against quick expansion until they have proof of how the program is working.
Board Member Michelle Volk also reiterated the board’s request for an Impact Academy business plan, asking that it include a costs and a marketing plan to help plan next steps. She also cited concerns about creating an imbalance at the school before demand is there. “We have to remember we have a whole group of people who didn’t choose it for whatever reason, or didn’t get in,” she said. Board Member Bob Erickson agreed, stating he is hopeful the district does not “leap to phase
three.” “I want you to be looking forward, but not yet,” he told Smith. Board Chair Roz Peterson encouraged Smith to gauge student and parent response and plan for next steps, but wait before pushing onward with the program. “We are, I think, fully on board, assuming we’re going to get the response we’re anticipating, which is going to be positive and student learning will flourish,” she said. Laura Adelmann is at laura. email@example.com.
Lakeville’s Snyder gets review, raise, bonus by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Lakeville School District Superintendent Lisa Snyder received her contracted raise amount, and received additional performance pay below the maximum amount after her review by the School Board. Snyder was awarded $5,367 of the maximum $7,000 in performance pay and her salary will increase
The bonus is based on a performance evaluation system rating Snyder’s leadership in areas including educational innovation, resource realignment and communications, which is included in her three-year contract in Lakeville that ends June 30, 2014. In a brief statement, Board Chair Roz Peterson Lisa Snyder from $175,000 to $180,000 noted Snyder’s accomthis school year, according plishments that included realigning systems to imto the district.
prove efficiency and reducing next year’s budget by over $3 million. She also cited Snyder’s implementation of the district’s new online learning program and Snyder’s strategic direction toward a world-class district with measurable results for the “21st century learner.” Peterson described Snyder as “effective, enthusiastic and focused communicator who has the ability to work with a wide range
of personalities.” She said Snyder has made a commitment to improving district twoway communications with stakeholders through quarterly newsletters, surveys, social media and an enhanced website. “Dr. Snyder is a creative problem-solver who genuinely cares about the success of our students and works tirelessly on the challenges that face the district,” Peterson said.
Snyder was hired in 2011 at a salary of $169,500 (pro-rated to $148,000 for the 10-anda-half months she worked during that fiscal year). Last year, she was awarded the full $7,000 lump-sum bonus. Snyder previously was superintendent of public schools in Merrill, Wis. Laura Adelmann is at laura. firstname.lastname@example.org.
District 196 outscores state ACT average
Superintendent to deliver State of the Schools
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.
Lakeville Area School District Superintendent Lisa Snyder will give the State of the Schools address Wednesday, Sept. 11, during the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership
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
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Lakeville High School 50th reunion set The Lakeville High School graduating class of 1963 is holding their 50-year class reunion at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Legends Club, 8670 Credit River Blvd., Prior
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Lakeville Class of 1993 to have 20-year reunion events The Lakeville High School Class of 1993 graduates are invited to 20-year reunion events Sept. 13 and 14. There will be a Class of 1993 section at the Sept. 13 Lakeville North football game and a gathering at Babe’s after
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Education New school year brings change in District 191 The new school year begins Tuesday, Sept. 3, for most students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. There are a few exceptions. At Nicollet Junior High School, only seventh-grade students will attend school Sept. 3, with the rest of the student body beginning Sept. 4. Similarly, at Burnsville High School, only 10thgrade students will attend Sept. 3 and be involved in orientation activities all day. All high school students will attend Sept. 4. All kindergarten students start school Thursday, Sept. 5. They will be meeting their teachers individually for a half hour Sept. 3 and 4. Appoint-
ments are being set up at thard became superinteneach school. dent on July 1, and Cindy Amoroso became assisNew leadership tant superintendent. The district’s partnerhighlights changes ship with Headway EmoHere is an overview of tional Health Services what’s new for the 2013-14 is expanding to provide school year in District 191. 13 mental health profesNearly 70 new teachers sionals in the schools. are coming on board to The partnership is a costreplace those who have re- effective way to provide tired or left the district, ac- support for students that cording to a district news helps remove obstacles to release. their learning, the district Four elementary says. schools have new prinBurnsville High School cipals: Barbara Borer at has undergone a second Rahn, Drew Goeldner round of summer renovaat Sky Oaks, Shannon tion. The Mraz Center for McParland at Sioux Trail the Performing Arts has and Erika Nesvig at Har- new seating and flooring. riet Bishop. The school’s kitchen, servThe district also has ing area and cafeteria have new leadership. Joe Go- been updated to better
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serve students. Remodeling work at the school will finish up during the summer of 2014. Extensive updating has also been taking place at Diamondhead Education Center over the summer. Special education has a new program for junior and senior high students called Practical Assessment Exploration System. Students get paid simulated money to explore hundreds of jobs in a classroom converted to a work environment. Students become the employees and punch a time-clock while their teachers act as bosses. There are five work areas: business/marketing, consumer services, construction/industrial,
computer technology and processing/production. The program component is part of CORE, located at Nicollet Junior High, and supports the transition from school to adult life for students with individual education program plans. The district’s recycling and composting program will expand to Gideon Pond and Vista View elementaries, Burnsville High School, the Administrative Services Center and Diamondhead Education Center. It was implemented at all other schools last year. It’s good for the environment and saves money on garbage disposal, the district says. A string instrument
program will start at Rahn Elementary School of Arts and Technology. It will be based on the successful strings programs at Harriet Bishop Elementary and Eagle Ridge Junior High. At Neill Elementary, technology, including interactive white boards, projectors, iPads and document cameras, will be incorporated in every classroom. Co-teaching opportunities are increasing at almost all grade levels, including special education intervention and English as a second language. The school’s kitchen serving line has been updated.
District 196 Community Education The following activities are being offered through Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan School District 196 Community Education. For more information or to register, call 952-4318777 or go online to www. district196.org/ce.
Swim classes 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 27, when the Minnesota environment. Vikings play the Green Bay Packers. The run, Diving class which costs $15 per perDivers Challenge: In- son, encourages people to troduction to Competi- wear either purple or green tive Diving class will teach in support of either team. participants about ad- It starts at Shannon Park vanced springboard div- Elementary School and ing through individualized continues through some coaching on technique of Rosemount’s neighborhoods. Following the race, and form. there will be tailgating reBorder Battle freshments, food trucks, The Run with Me 5K fun family activities, footand 1 Mile – Border Battle ball team challenges and a Bolt and tailgate party will health expo. be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
Lakeville North cheer clinic set for Sept. 13 Lakeville North will hold a fall cheer clinic fundraiser for girls in kinSeventh-grade teachers Peggy Werness, left, and Melissa Handler assist students with dergarten through fifth their schedules at the Back to School Jamboree held Aug. 27 at Scott Highlands Middle grade at 4 p.m. Sept. 13 in School in Apple Valley. The 2013-14 school year starts Sept. 3 in School District 196. the Lakeville North High Look for more back to school photos at SunThisweek.com. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) School commons.
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Preparing for the age wave Nursing homes adapt, update with changing expectations, needs 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 provided additional focus on con-
Loren Colman sumer-directed initiatives that will allow Minnesotans to have more decision-making options on where, who and what services they need. Other interests have been employment and housing options for people with disabilities. Minnesota DHS administers funds to nursing homes through the Medical Assistance program and is also responsible for developing and interpreting policy concerning nursing home services, quality of care and rates. Policies are ultimately decided by the Minnesota Legislature. Lawmakers look to the DHS for recommendations. Minnesota has 375 licensed and Medicaidcertified nursing facilities with 30,468 beds in active use as of Aug. 1, 2012. Of all Minnesota nursing facilities, 28 percent are for-profit, 61 percent are nonprofit and 11 percent are owned by a government entity. Occupancy rate of active beds for the year ending Sept. 30, 2011, was 90.2 percent. Median length of stay in a nursing facility is 27 days. Changing of consumer preferences and implementation of incentives and restrictions by the state has led to a 37 percent reduction of the state’s nursing home industry in the past 25 years. Since there is more of an emphasis for home and community-based services, approximately 11,300 nursing facility beds have been closed since Oct. 1, 1999. Minnesota DHS reports $2.32 billion was spent on nursing home care in fiscal year 2011. That’s not just state funds but a combination of state, federal and private-paying dollars, Colman said. It represents about a third from state appropriations and medical assistance, a third from federal assistance and a third from private pay, Medicare and insurance. Colman says the use of nursing home facilities
is changing. Many communities will attest to the fact that nursing homes have become a part of a spectrum of care, he said. At one time, nursing home care was the only opportunity for long-term care. Now, elderly care comes in a variety of forms – nursing homes, assisted living, in-home care and independent senior housing. Nursing homes have become more specialized, more focused on a particular service, Colman said. Transitional care, postacute care and rehabilitation care are now offered following hospital stays. Many facilities have become specialists in memory care or dementia care, Colman said. This leads to staff being trained differently to provide a high quality of service. Many facilities have been downsizing over the years, Colman said, to adjust to demands in communities. The nursing care has also become flexible, allowing residents to enjoy single or private rooms and have more of a neighborhood like environment, Colman explained. “They have been reinventing whom they serve and how they serve them,” he said. A number of nursing home facilities have closed in the state during recent years due to a variety of factors, usually, but not exclusively, due to outdated buildings and the facility requiring a substantial investment in upkeep. For some this has forced closure or consolidation into one new facility, Colman said. Many investments have been made in technology, with the acquisition of safety equipment, adoption of new electronic health records and addition of new call systems that allow employees to be more flexible and responsive to consumer needs. Colman said more investments have been made in upgrading the environment by providing more private space, which makes it easier to accommodate quality care. Investments have also been made, Colman said, in clinical technology that allows nurses and therapists to do a better job in rehabilitating people. New therapy areas, therapy pools and swimming pools for hydrotherapy have been added, he said. Wellness centers have also been introduced to the nursing home environment, Colman said. Nursing homes have become full-service pro-
viders to seniors in the community, offering wellness and swimming programs. Every older person, since the beginning of time, has always wanted to be independent, Colman said. This has become more of a focus strategy at DHS, he said, by consumer advocates who help individuals maximize independence. Seniors want to stay in their homes, Colman said, and wish to stay engaged by volunteering and being part of the family. “They want to live their lives,” he said. “This is a positive trend.” There does come a time, however, when seniors need support. That support may come from living in a nursing center for a short or extended time. Elderly care is also provided in a campus-like setting on the same property. It can feature nursing home beds, assisted living apartments and independent living apartments. It is then not necessary to change caregivers. Many care centers become fullservice senior care providers, Colman said. “We also have a different attitude emerging about seniors with the consumer being in charge. It used to be where the nursing home decided when a resident got up for breakfast, when the resident would watch TV and when to do anything during the day. Now, the consumer is in charge and decides when to have breakfast and even decides a menu.” Minnesota has nursing home facilities as small as 15 beds and as large as 500 beds, Minneapolis having the largest at the Veterans Home. The average nursing home facility has 80 beds, according to Colman. The largest concentration of nursing homes is in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area. Hennepin and Ramsey counties have about a third of the beds in the state, Colman said. Looking to the future in nursing home care, Colman said he envisions these changes: • More downsizing of nursing homes. • More closures. • Continued growth in senior housing; it’s a bit saturated now, Colman said. • Different models of service will emerge. Seniors and boomers won’t be as interested in seniorspecific housing as we see it today, Colman predict-
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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 ed. People will want to see more integrated settings. Seniors will desire to live with accessible services, such as banking, groceries and entertainment, within a reasonable distance to where they live. • 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 cen-
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.
ters? Colman said he believes Minnesota has demonstrated a higher quality of care than what one may 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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kle 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 remember 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 email@example.com.
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Squad car technology tracks vehicles Privacy debate continues on keeping surveillance data from license plate readers 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. â€œThere are no restrictions whatsoever,â€? American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota attorney Teresa Nelson said of law enforcement in Minnesota amassing license plate data. â€œThat really concerns us.â€? Automatic license plate readers match license plate numbers against downloaded police â€œhot lists,â€? checking for stolen vehicles, missing persons, outstanding warrants and other items. The State Patrol uses a Minnesota Department of Public Safetyâ€™s Driver and Vehicle Services Division, National Crime Information Center and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension â€œhot listâ€? database, according to documents obtained by the ACLU. Intimate activities of the innocent, as well as criminals, can be tracked, critics warn. The use of automatic license plate readers isnâ€™t limited to big cities. Theyâ€™re in the suburbs, too. The Washington County Sheriffâ€™s Department uses two readers; the Bloomington Police Department has five squad cars equipped. Other suburban police departments, including the Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul police departments in Dakota County, use license plate readers. The Minnesota State Patrol also has a squad car equipped with a reader. Minnesota Sheriffs Association Executive Director Jim Franklin said probably fewer than 20 departments in the state are using the technology. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner Ramona Dohman suggested that could grow. â€œI would say there are probably some agencies holding off, waiting to purchase the technology until they have a better understanding what they actually can do with it,â€? Dohman said. The number of license plates being read is huge.
According to plate data by law Minnesota State enforcement not Patrol records linked to crimiobtained by the nal activity. But ACLU, between the Democrat-led January and NoSenate did not act vember 2011, the on license-plate patrol registered James reader legislation. 752,293 plate reads. Backstrom House Civil Law About 329 citations Committee Chairand 63 arrests were made. man John Lesch, DFLSome law enforcement St. Paul, a prosecutor for officials, including Dohm- the city of St. Paul, said an, argue license plate law enforcement officials readers are effective. themselves are uncomfortThe Bloomington Po- able with amassing data lice Department used its on innocent people. readers to check vehicles â€œThis is really stepin a neighborhood follow- ping outside the umbrella ing a murder, said Bloom- of constitutional underington Police Department standing,â€? Lesch said. Deputy Chief Vic Poyer, Keeping license plate who said he thinks read- reader data for lengthy ers are effective as law en- periods can prove useful forcement tools. in solving crimes, Lesch Dakota County Attor- said. So would planting ney James Backstrom gave microchips in everyone, he a spirited defense of the added, sarcastically. use of license plate readSenate Judiciary Comers. mittee Chairman Ron â€œIt is not an infringe- Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, ment of privacy,â€? Back- expects data retention will strom said, saying anyone be debated in the Senate can take pictures of license next session. plates in public. Police for â€œI donâ€™t think thereâ€™s years have been jotting any magic number,â€? Latz down plate numbers and said of length of data reentering them into com- tention. Latz feels computers, he said. fortable with a 90-day â€œYouâ€™ve got nothing to threshold, he said. worry about unless youâ€™re Dohman, for one, indibreaking the law,â€? Back- cated flexibility. strom said. â€œWe would support As the result of a re- anything more than zero quest to state officials by retention,â€? she said. the city of Minneapolis, liOfficials need to move cense plate numbers along cautiously, Latz said, with date, time and loca- when weighing civil libertion data on vehicles, plus ties against the needs of pictures of license plates, law enforcement. vehicles and areas surâ€œItâ€™s hard to roll things rounding the vehicles, as back,â€? he said. captured by readers, have Don Gemberling, a been classified as private data privacy expert with data. the Minnesota Coalition The temporary clas- on Government Informasification expires Aug. 1, tion, views license plate 2015, or until legislative readers as a piece of a action. larger puzzle. Beyond whether reader â€œThe more sophisticatdata should be public or ed surveillance technology private is the question becomes, the more quesof how long it should be tions we have,â€? he said. kept. Gemberling doesnâ€™t Critics, such as the believe automatic license ACLU, assert the num- plate readers are the same bers of criminals arrested as cops walking their beat. through the use of license Itâ€™s automatic, after all, plate readers pales in com- and thereâ€™s no judgement parison to the massive involved, he said. amount of data being colWhen Backstrom was lected. asked whether collecting Retention policies large amounts of license among departments vary. plate data to catch crimiThe State Patrol, in most nals was an acceptable cases, deletes license plate trade-off, he said to talk to data within 48 hours. crime victims. Bloomington keeps data â€œTheyâ€™ll tell you it is,â€? for 90 days. he said. â€œI think 90 days is a good balance,â€? Poyer said. Tim Budig can be reached The Democrat-led at tim.budig@ecm-inc. House last session passed com. legislation that does not permit retention of license
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Marilyn Bogen as Korbella the Clown. (Photo submitted) gen 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 amateur 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 experi-
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 Lakeville 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.
ences. 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 shell.” For Bogen, being a clown has allowed her a Laura Adelmann is at laura. place to fit in at the Lake- firstname.lastname@example.org. ville Senior Center, which has become a big part of
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Blaze closes front of the net Girls soccer team yet to allow a goal by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Burnsville started the season at No. 6 in the state Class AA girls soccer poll and through two games did nothing to suggest that the ranking wasn’t justified. The Blaze drubbed Centennial 4-0 in its season opener and played to a scoreless tie against Edina, the team that ended Burnsville’s 2012 season in the section playoffs. The team went into 2013 with heightened expectations after going 13-5 last season. Several starters were coming back, and Burnsville anticipated the return of forward Alyssa Blahnik, who missed the 2012 season because of a knee injury. But Blahnik, who was the leading scorer on Burnsville’s 2011 state Class AA runner-up team, might be the state’s unluckiest player. She has had another knee injury Eagan’s Madeline McNeil (3) and Celia Bertsch go up to block a shot by Saskia and is not expected to play VanRiessen of Minneapolis Southwest during a non-conference volleyball match this fall, meaning she is Tuesday night at Eagan. The Wildcats, who are ranked third in Class 3A, won their likely to miss her entire juseason opener in straight sets. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) nior and senior seasons of
Wildcats getting ready for SSC Girls soccer team outscores first two opponents 11-1 by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Obarski views playing in it not as an ordeal, but a privilege. “The conference is so fun to play in,” he said. “There are so many good players and all the teams are well coached. You can never take a night off.” The Wildcats were 8-8-2 overall last season. Not having a winning record is unusual for the Eagan program, and it is looking to bounce back. Captains Roselyn Anderson, Rachel Wall and Taylor Kenealy will play a big part in what Eagan does this year. Anderson is a senior returning at midfield and Wall is a junior defender. Kenealy, a sophomore, moves from defense to forward. Kelli Wickard, another senior, is expected to be a mainstay on defense and help out sophomore Hannah Pavek, the Wildcats’ new central defender. “We had quite a few kids return to the varsity, but not many of them had a lot of experience,” Obarski said. But the talent is evident. Several of the Wildcats played for the Eagan Wave Under-16 Premier team during the summer. The Wildcats still are sorting out their situation in goal. Both goalkeepers, junior Ashley Patyk and sophomore Jordyn Clark, are new to the varsity but have performed well so far, Obarski said. Eagan also can expect a dash of speed from sophomore Maddie Gourley, who qualified for the state track and field meet in sprints the last two seasons. She didn’t play much soccer over the summer because of track commitments but likely will have an expanded role with the soccer team this fall, Obarski said. Even though Eagan was just .500 overall last year, the Wildcats went 5-31 in the rugged South Suburban. Eagan plays North in its South Suburban opener but won’t see Burnsville or Eastview until the final week of the regular season in early October.
Eagan defeated its first two girls soccer opponents by a combined 111, which might lead some to think the Wildcats were fattening their record against overmatched non-conference opponents. But that wasn’t their intent, coach Mark Obarski said. The Wildcats are trying to get ready for the rigorous South Suburban Conference schedule, and the first two games against Rochester Mayo and Rogers served their purpose despite the lopsided scores (6-0 against Mayo, 5-1 against Rogers). “Rochester Mayo was an athletic team – fast, and moved the ball well,” Obarski said. “Rogers didn’t have as much speed, but their ball skills were good and they played a really physical game. They were completely different opponents, but both did things we’ll see when we play teams from our conference.” Also, if the Wildcats were trying to line up easy non-conference games they wouldn’t have scheduled Woodbury, a perennial Minnesota power ranked fourth in the Class AA preseason poll. Eagan was to play Woodbury on Tuesday but the game was one of many across Minnesota to be postponed because of excessive heat. They’ll try to make it up later in the season if the teams can find a compatible open date on their schedules. After a game at Duluth East on Thursday, the Wildcats dive into the conference portion of their schedule at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at No. 2-ranked Lakeville North. The Panthers are one of three South Suburban teams – Burnsville and Eastview are the others – ranked in the top nine in Class AA. The South Suburban might be the Email Mike Shaughnessy state’s strongest girls soccer conference. email@example.com.
high school soccer. That will put some pressure on players such as senior forward Lindsey Coleman, who delivered last year with a team-leading 12 goals. Abby Soderholm, another senior, had four goals and 15 assists last season. Only six of the 19 players on the Blaze’s varsity roster are seniors. Besides Coleman and Soderholm, the 12th-graders are defenders Betsy Peterson and Hannah Keirstead, and midfielders Amanda Hartmann and Anna Lehnen. Keirstead, playing forward last season, scored 11 goals and Hartmann had 10. To win frequently this season, the Blaze needs contributions from a talented group of juniors and sophomores. Against Centennial, sophomores scored three of the team’s four goals, with Lauren Lafavre getting two and Ashley St. Aubin getting one. Junior goalkeeper Darby Lofthus made 15 saves in the first two games without allowing a goal. The Blaze is scheduled to play at fourth-ranked Woodbury in a non-conference game at 5 p.m. Friday.
The South Suburban Conference portion of the schedule begins Tuesday, Sept. 3, with a 5 p.m. home game against Bloomington Kennedy. Two other SSC teams were ranked in the state’s top 10 in the preseason – Lakeville North at No. 2 and Eastview at No. 9. Both teams reached the state tournament last season, with North finishing in third place. Burnsville plays Eastview and North in a span of three days, with the Blaze going to Eastview on Sept. 17 and Lakeville North visiting Burnsville on Sept. 19.
Boys soccer Burnsville’s scheduled home game against Owatonna on Tuesday was postponed because of excessive heat, leaving the Blaze’s record at 1-1. Burnsville lost to Centennial 3-0 in its season opener before defeating Northfield 3-0 on Aug. 24. The Blaze plays at East Ridge at 5 p.m. Friday and takes on Bloomington Kennedy at home at 7 p.m. Sept. 3. Email Mike Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lightning eyes return to dome Boys soccer 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.
Eastview defender Colin Campbell controls the ball in his team’s 2-1 victory over Cretin-Derham Hall. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) “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 var-
sity 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 ninthgrader 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.”
Notebook: Farmington names new athletics director Tschida will guide transition to South Suburban
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-
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 email@example.com.
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Business Buzz Job Transitions Group meets Sept. 3 Catherine Byers Breet will present “How to get LinkedIn – Lucky (and get recruiters calling you)” at the Sept. 3 meeting of the Easter Job Transitions Group. The group meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Easter Lutheran Church, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Call 651-452-3680 for information.
Mid-County Co-op hires Lakeville man
As Mid-County Coop’s new energy sales representative, Jim Walker of Lakeville is “energetic” about serving the fuels, lubricants, and propane delivery needs of Cologne and the surrounding area. “I’ve been meeting farmers and commercial customers, and I’m looking forward to working with them,” said Walker, whose first day was Aug. 14. Walker has 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, and is a certified commercial and industrial petroleum products specialist. At Mid-County Co-op, his
job involves enhancing marketing efforts and attending to sales needs of the energy division. “Mid-County Co-op has a very personable group of people,” Walker said. “When I walked in, I felt like I was home. I’m already making some great friends who share similar interests.” One of Walker’s interests is fishing in “both soft and hard water,” i.e. summer fishing and ice fishing. An avid outdoorsman, Walker also enjoys waterfowl hunting, golf, and hockey, and he serves as a coach for youth hockey in Lakeville.
When he’s not on the move, Walker can be found reading – usually something by Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, or James Patterson – or spending time with his family. “I am married to Tammy Walker, and we have two awesome children: Emily, 13; and Josh, 11,” Walker said. “We’re building a new home in Lakeville.” Mid-County Co-op was founded in 1935 as a petroleum product supplier for the Carver County area, and it serves multiple counties with a convenience store, agronomy division, energy department
with fuels, lubricants, and propane delivery service; and an auto, truck and tire repair center. More about MidCounty Co-op is at www. midcountycoop.com.
tion: Maranda Bergen, maranda@burnsvillechamber. com. • Wednesday, Sept. 11, 8-9 a.m., AM Coffee Break, Heart of the City Dental, 550 W. Burnsville Parkway, Suite 200, Burnsville. Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce events:
• Tuesday, Sept. 10, 8-9 a.m., Rosemount Connection – Medi-CAR Auto Repair, 14555 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Information: Jessy Annoni, 651-2889202, jannoni@dcrchamber. com. • Thursday, Sept. 12, 8-9 a.m., Coffee Break, Eagan Resource Center, 3904 Ce-
dar Grove Parkway, Eagan. Information: Jessy Annoni, 651-288-9202, jannoni@ dcrchamber.com. Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce events: • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Morning Brew, Rubicon Mortgage Advisors, 16233 Kenyon Ave., Suite 110, Lakeville.
in September at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. Zentangle for Adults with Victoria Welch, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m. Create a pen and ink drawing. Registration began Aug. 28. All materials will be supplied. Microsoft Word Basics for Building Job Skills Part 1, presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota, Thursday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration begins Aug. 29. Resume Rescue presented by Dakota County WorkForce Center, Friday, Sept. 13, 2-3:30 p.m. Registration begins Aug. 30. Rosemount Area Arts Council presents Meet the Author: Bruce Bradley, author of “Fat Profits,” talks about his new mystery/thriller, 6:30-8 p.m. Susan Koefod, author September of “Washed Up” and programs “Broken Down” will be introducing her newest slated at book featuring small-town Robert Trail Minnesota detective Arvo Thorson in “Burnt Out” Library The following adult at Robert Trail Library on programs are scheduled Sept. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. The following adult
programs are scheduled in September at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. Booking, Thursday, Sept 26 – Bring a favorite 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 recommend which should be chosen.
To help illustrate the dangers of poor choices, Celebration Event Center in Lakeville will host “The 99” – a walk-through reality theater focusing on the leading causes of death to young people in the U.S. The production is housed in a 20,000-squarefoot air-structure and features 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.
Ameriprise office opens in Lakeville Longtime Lakeville resident, Steven J. Gehrke has opened a Lakeville office of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. as a financial adviser. His office is located at 19950 Dodd Blvd., Suite 102-202. As a certified financial
planner practitioner, Gehrke says he provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations, and provided in one-on-one relationships with his clients. Ameriprise Financial has a 115-year history of asset management, advisory and insurance capabilities. It has a nationwide network of 10,000 financial advisers. For more information, contact Gehrke at (651) 221-0711, visit ameriprise. com or ameripriseadvisors.com/steven.j.gehrke.
Business Calendar To submit items for the Business Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc. com. Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce events: • Thursday, Sept. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2013 Apple Valley Chamber Golf Classic, Valleywood
Golf Course, 4851 McAndrews Road, Apple Valley. Register at www.conta. cc/14YRnbd. Information: Kristy Cleveland, firstname.lastname@example.org. • Thursday, Sept. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Business After Hours, Dog Day Getaway, 14607 Felton Court, Suite 101, Apple Valley. In-
formation: Kristy Cleveland, info@applevalleychamber. com. Burnsville Chamber of Commerce events: • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Business After Hours – Burnsville Fire Muster & Morgan’s on Nicollet, 14201 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Informa-
Dakota County 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. dakotacda.org and www. dakotacounty.us 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.
Dispose of hazards free at drop-off event Dakota County residents can bring hazardous waste, electronics to Farmington
As part of Farmington Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day, 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, pesti-
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Lakeville’s 181st Street Station is unique among others along the Cedar Avenue corridor because it is surrounded by undeveloped land. (Photo by Laura Adelmann)
BRT won’t spur development Lakeville council considers chicken-or-egg options by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Lakeville City Council members pondered transit-oriented development as a chicken-or-egg concept at an Aug. 26 work session. Should Lakeville spend tax dollars and staff time to plan and encourage high-density development on Cedar Avenue’s bus line or work or with developers once bus rapid transit service is expanded to the city? Lakeville’s 181st Street Station is not slated to receive station-to-station BRT service until 2020. Developers are also not flocking to build housing and businesses along the BRT corridor, according to the Metro Red Line Market and Development Study draft presented by Kimley-Horn planner William Reynolds. To drive high-density development along the corridor, city officials are being asked to consider actions and investments. “The Red Line is not going to drive development by itself, that’s what developers are telling us.” Reynolds said. He said light rail is seen as permanent, so developers “feel safe” developing along those rail lines. Although BRT operates along dedicated shoulders with millions of taxpayer dollars invested, Reynolds said developers do not see that same permanency. To encourage transitoriented development, Reynolds and Joe Morneau, transit specialist with the Dakota County Office of Transit, are urging Red Line cities to market it to developers and users alike. Lakeville is the first of cities along the Cedar Av-
enue Bus Rapid Transit corridor (Red Line) to receive the transit-oriented development presentation. Council members were encouraged to promote Red Line ridership and change the city’s traditional development pattern. Lakeville is unique among the Red Line cities because its 181st Street Station is surrounded by undeveloped farm land, a situation the planners said allows a blank slate for the city to implement TODsupportive plans and policies in hopes of spurring high-density development around the station. Reynolds suggested Lakeville’s updated comprehensive plan earmark development around the 181st Street Station for high-density housing and street-level businesses connected with hiking and biking trails. The concept would require smaller block sizes, tighter intersections, more hiking and biking paths, possibly funded through new taxing mechanisms and policy changes that encourage transit-oriented development. “In the station areas themselves, we need infrastructure, particularly ped and bike, access to the transit stations,” Reynolds said. He said the challenge for Lakeville is “preserving” land around the transit stop before “some of the market forces that might drive non-TOD development” buy land in the area. Recommendations for Lakeville include forming partnerships with landowners and cities along the corridor, and development of a TOD Special Area Plan that would allow increased densities around the station.
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“Priority” and “catalyst” development sites around transit stations were also promoted, like Eagan’s $100 million Paragon Outlet Mall site, a 20year project that involved the Eagan City Council, Dakota County Community Development Agency and other partners. Reynolds said increased affordable housing is a great way to encourage development of houses without cars, and advocated for the city to incentivize transit and bike use. New finance tools, such as expanding the authority for special assessments, tax-increment financing and creating a “Special Services District,” were also suggested. Special Service Districts are areas in which property owners pay additional taxes to fund services like landscaping, sidewalk maintenance, security and local business advertising. Reynolds and Morneau also urged a corridor-wide partnership between Dakota County and the Red Line cities of Bloomington, Eagan, Apple Valley and Lakeville to forge and market an identity for the bus line, potentially develop a tax district along it and encourage car-less development around it. High-density housing in Lakeville is proposed to include a mix of townhomes, apartments, condos and small-lot single family homes. City Council Member Kerrin Swecker said city investment in development “has to be development-driven.” Reynolds said there is growing interest and developers see a lot of promise as developers are “getting around” the idea of mixed use, high-density development surrounded by lower density use. “It’s a competitive marketplace,” Reynolds said. “We do have a limited supply of those TOD developers, so there’s sort of a need to reach out and market to them.” Reynolds said transit services may come earlier than planned if LakeSee TRANSIT, 15A
BOOK, from 1A 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 ma-
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Gordon and Nancy Fredrickson, of Lakeville, worked together on the new book “A Farm Country Harvest: A Story of Threshing in 1950.” (Photo submitted) chine 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 interesting 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 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.gordonfredrickson.com.
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TRANSIT, from 14A ville is “working aggressively to get transit-oriented development around this station area.” Mayor Matt Little expressed concern about the potential for governmental eclipse of free-market development. “I’m always hesitant to force market opinion,” Little said. He also suggested the city focus on “what works,” referring to the city’s heavily-used park-and-ride lot off of I-35. “We may need to prioritize that and replicate that if we want, because that’s being used. We know that for sure,” Little said. Council Member Doug Anderson questioned the usefulness of the study to Lakeville, because it did not include outer-tier suburbs’ experiences with TOD, so Lakeville could replicate success and avoid failures. “I don’t see quite yet how
this study helps us,” he said. Council Member Colleen LaBeau questioned the study’s growth projections, noting they are based on outdated Metropolitan Council population estimates devised before the economic slowdown, and said she was not sure how willing farmers will be to sell property around the 181st Street Station. City Planner Allyn Kuennen said the city intends to allow land uses to be complementary toward transitoriented design in the 181st Street Station area. “That way, we’re at least allowing for the potential for that development to come forward with a proposal rather than putting up any kind of land uses that would completely eliminate it,” Kuennen said. He said the city will include TOD in its next Comprehensive Plan update in four years. City Administrator Steve Mielke said BRT does not drive development, but com-
plements it, so a TOD special area plan requires time and resources. “The land partners around here have to buy into the same strategies, and be willing to do the kinds of development that TOD requires,” Mielke said. “It also requires us to be willing to zone and change our development patterns to change it.” He said if the council wants to pursue it, Lakeville would need to talk to the Met Council about funding. Little cited concerns about moving forward without further research and input from developers “instead of trying to force zoning in around this area.” “I think it’s all about maintaining our character, too,” Little said. “We do have an opportunity, but I don’t think we should abandon our principles … the character of our city just to develop a TOD area.” Laura Adelmann is at laura. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to School Drive
Burnsville-based US Federal Credit Union sponsored myTalk 107.1 FM radio station’s Back to School Drive benefiting The Caring Tree. The Caring Tree collects, purchases, and distributes school supplies to students in need across the state of Minnesota. The drive ran from July 22 through Aug. 10 at all eight US Federal branch locations. Community members and USFCU employees collectively donated more than 500 items, including 19 backpacks, 126 notebooks, 91 folders and 44 boxes of crayons, in addition to many other supplies. Monetary donations were also collected from community members resulting in a donation of $166 to The Caring Tree. US Federal also presented The Caring Tree with a $500 donation during myTalk 107.1 radio station’s live broadcast from USFCU’s Burnsville location. Radio hosts Margery and Emma were present to accept the donation. (Photo submitted)
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FOOD, from 1A nonprofit formed a partnership with the Eagan YMCA and other organizations to plant mission gardens that supply much of its produce in the warmer months. The Resource Centers also formed its Garden To Table program in which families can grow vegetables and herbs from seeds provided by the nonprofit on one of six sites in Dakota County. Families must go through an application PIMENTO, from 1A Twin Cities, Beevas said. â€œJamaican food is just as goodâ€? as common ethnic cuisines such as Mexican, Italian and Thai, Beevas said. â€œItâ€™s very healthy, flavorful. People love Jamaican culture and Jamaican food and everything Jamaican, but we donâ€™t know where to find the food.â€? Pimentoâ€™s marketing acumen may change that. The business, with two years of street vending under its belt, couldnâ€™t have made a bigger splash in its food court debut. Beevas and crew â€” general manager Yoni Reinharz and chef Serge Kogan â€” successfully applied for a spot on the Food Network show
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process to acquire a plot. The program also incudes gardening classes, cooking demonstrations and other events to encourage healthy eating. In 2012, the Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers took to the streets with its Mobile Pantry, a refurbished bus that provides fresh foods at sites throughout the county. Despite a slight uptick in the economy, demand has soared at the Resource Centers from 350 families each month in 2009 to 1,300 families in
2013. â€œThis summer has been even more critical,â€? Horn said. â€œFrom morning to evening, we get about 80 messages from those in need.â€? Horn said the Resource Centers typically see a rise in need during summer months since its clientsâ€™ children often rely on free meals at school. However, this summer has seen a greater increase than the last, Horn said. â€œPart of the growth is a result of becoming
more visible,â€? Horn said. â€œBut if the trend stays at an almost 30 percent increase every year, it will become clear that thereâ€™s a growing need.â€? In addition to discussing access issues, the summit provides a place to make connections with potential partners, Horn said. With rising demand, the Resource Centers have been searching for additional partners to provide fresh produce, she said. While attending the summit, Horn
met a representative of the Hmong Farmers Cooperative of Minnesota who said its members often face wasted food due to changing markets. After the meeting, Horn said she is considering a potential partnership to meet both their needs. â€œIt would be a great way to support the local economy,â€? she said. â€œBy supporting the local system, we can improve access to healthy foods for those who need it.â€? The Resource Centers have also recently
partnered with Burnsville nonprofit Woodhill Urban Agriculture and Valley Natural Foods coop to form a food policy council that will examine barriers and possible inequities within Dakota Countyâ€™s food system. The group is currently seeking members and those interested can contact Horn at lisahorn@ eaganrc.org.
â€œFood Court Wars.â€? 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 yearâ€™s free rent at Burnsville Center, which Beevas said is worth $100,000. The show has been airing since Aug. 4.
community involvement for Minnetonka-based Cargill. Living in Minneapolisâ€™ Bryn Mawr neighborhood, Beevasâ€™ backyard barbecuing drew the attention of neighbors, including rapper-musician Reinharz. â€œWhen you fire up the grill with some jerk chicken on it, you can smell it for at least two blocks,â€? Beevas said. â€œThatâ€™s the best marketing tool, by the way.â€? He and Reinharz eventually teamed up to take jerk on the road. Their debut was at a Bryn Mawr community garage sale. â€œThat dude is way more Jamaican than I could ever hope to be,â€? Beevas said of Reinharz.
â€œHe knows his reggae, he knows his food, he knows his culture.â€? 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. Reinharzâ€™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 Dâ€™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. â€œItâ€™s not about the heat. Itâ€™s about the complexity of flavors,â€? Beevas said. â€œThatâ€™s the thing about Jamaican food.â€? The signature dish is jerk chicken with coconut rice and beans, served with a side of sweet plantains drizzled in nutmeg vanilla glaze, Beevas said. Slow-roast jerk pork is the No. 2 seller behind chicken. The â€œOne Loveâ€? special gives you both meats. Thereâ€™s more. â€œYou should try our shrimp,â€? Beevas said. â€œAnd 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 itâ€™s been steamed in its own juices.â€? 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 www.pimentokitchen.com.
stage time or public speaking. â€œI was terrified of stepping foot on stage,â€? said the 1978 Burnsville High School graduate. 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. â€œMy wife laughs all day, so much her side hurts,â€? 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 yearâ€™s amateur competition. Dragging his wife and friends to Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, he decided to jump right into an open mic night. â€œThis is what Iâ€™m going to do. Iâ€™m going to this open mic on Monday night,â€? he recalled. â€œShe (his wife) thought I was nuts.â€? He was more than relieved to hear laughs sprout from the audience, and soon Kadrlik was hooked on the comedy bug. Although Andersonâ€™s contest was cancelled, Kadrlikâ€™s determination
has cultivated a successful comedy career. He has performed at the Acme Comedy Club, Minnesota Comedy Club, Comedy Gallery, Rick Bronsonâ€™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, Kadrlikâ€™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: â€œAre you nervous?â€? Anderson asked. â€œNo,â€? Kadrlik said. â€œWell, you should be,â€? Anderson said with a smile. â€œWell, now I am,â€? 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 Kadrlikâ€™s everyday job. â€œIt has been more of a nice relief. Itâ€™s an oppo-
site of my everyday job as a CPA. Itâ€™s fun, silly, stupid,â€? he said. Kadrlik is excited to bring some smiles to the fundraising event. â€œAs a comedian, itâ€™s not a job that pays well, but my real benefit is to offer myself to charities that can use a helping hand,â€? 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 Taylorâ€™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 â€œZiebol Familyâ€? and can be mailed to or dropped off at any Wells Fargo office.
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ily member, is a previous Starting out Kadrlik was not almember of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce ways searching for the and a current member of spotlight. In high school, the Burnsville Breakfast he avoided any sort of
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Snowboard swap and tent sale set at Buck Hill The Buck Hill Ski Racing Club will host the annual Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Swap and Tent Sale, Sept. 27-29, at Buck Hill, 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville. The tent sale will feature new and used ski and snowboard gear and equipment, as well as the latest winter fashions for
children and adults. 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.; Satur-
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Charity motorcycle ride for Dillon Borowicz set 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
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Roofs, Siding, & Gutters
* Roofing * Siding Gutters * Soffit/Fascia
TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 33 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB
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H20 Damage – Plaster Repair
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Will meet or beat prices! Int/Ext, Drywall Repair
• Randy's Residential • Improvements Local Roofer! • 612-414-0308 • Lic. 2063583 BBB Member APEX ROOFING & SIDING CO. Storm Damage? Call! Local company! Free inspections. 952-891-1919
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PearsonDrywall.com 35 yrs taping, ceiling repair, remodel 952-200-6303
Dakota Home Improvement Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Drywall, Tile & Decks CC's accept'd 952-270-1895
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• Gen. Help & Lic. Elec. • Low By-The-Hour Rates 651-815-2316 Lic EA006385 JNH Electric 612-743-7922
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Flooring & Tile
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We do it for you! 952-457-1352
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Merchandise Cemetery Lots
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Collectibles & Art
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Fridley Huge Estate/Yard Sale Thurs-Sat (9-6) Everything A to Z! 6850 Siverts Ln. (69th & Old Central)
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PAUL BUNYAN TREE SERVICE, INC.
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Used Maytag Dishwasher Almond $300 Used Whirlpool Electric Stove $300 Almd 952-461-3445
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Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured
AJ's Tree Service
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15 yrs exp.
Immaculate Clean-up! Tree Removal/Trimming Lot Clearing & Stump Removal Free Estimates 952-440-6104
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Silver Fox Services
Lic. #BC626700 Credit Cards Accepted
Rich's Window Cleaning Quality Service. Affordable rates. 952-435-7871
Regal Enterprises Inc
Thomas Tree Service
Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts
Tree Trimming/Removal & Stump Grinding.
Fully Licensed & Insured
BBB Accredited “A” Rating Registered W/Dept of Agriculture. 16+ Yrs Exp. No Job Too Big or Small
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APPLE VALLEY Estate Sale! 7931 Lower Hamlet Ct 9/6 & 7th 10-4pm “Guy stuff”, leath. furn. patio. Estatesales.net Wardrobe Lady 651895-6187 Apple Valley Rodeo Hills Multi-Fam Sept 6-7 8-5pm. Huntington Dr. off Palamino Bloomington Moving Sale - All items priced to sell! 9/6 (3-7); 9/7 (8-5) BR furn, Kitch. & DR tbls & chairs, HH. Cash & carry. 2108 West 108th St
GENERAL CONTRACTOR This space could be yours
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Concrete & Waterproofing, Inc.
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We Specialize In:
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(MN# BC215366) •
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(763) 550-0043 • (952) 476-7601 (651) 221-2600
3500 Vicksburg Lane Suite 400-351 • Plymouth, MN 55447
Great Service Affordable Prices
18A August 30, 2013, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Burnsville - Eagan Burnsville 427 Meadowood Lane 8/22 - 30th 11-5pm. Moving/ Garage Sale! Furn. HH BURNSVILLE 76+ Families! Gramercy Club Thur 9/5 7a-6pm, Fri 9/6 9a-6pm, Sat 9/7 9a-3pm 15001 Burnhaven Dr (1 mi So. of B'ville Center) Burnsville Estate Sale 9/5-6 (9-5). Household items, seasonal dĂŠcor, furniture. 14721 Oak Run Lane. Cash only! CRYSTAL Garage Sale Sept 5-7, 8-5 Chairs, HH, Clothing, more
2733 Idaho Ave N.
LAKEVILLE 16710 Interlachen Blvd 9/5 & 9/6 8-3pm. Multi Fm HH, misc, kids, cloz, collec Minnetonka/Hopkins Multi-Family 9/5-7 (9-5)
The Oaks Townhouses Shady Oak Rd / Hwy 62
Minnetonka: Lrg. & small tools, antiqs, furn, jewelry, misc. 9/5-6-7 (8-5) 12700 W. Fairfield Rd (N of Ridgedale) Plymouth Cloz-Wmns 2X, Mens & Kids, HH misc. 8/29-30 (9-6) 8/31 (9-1) 530 Niagara Ln N Richfield Multi-Family 9/5-6-7 (8-5) Kitch. cabinets, books, baby, misc. 6901 Russell Ave S
Robbinsdale 9/ 5-6 (9-4); 9/7 (9-2) Ice fish
equip, HH, tools, Lic. plates, Bose. 4046 Abbott Ave.
ROBBINSDALE Wed-Fri Sept 4-5-6 (7am-5pm)Tools, fishing eqp, furn & more. 4213 Lilac Dr N West St Paul
! Huge Garage Sale !
Thurs & Fri, 8/29-30 (9-7) Sat, 8/31 (9-noon) $2 Raffles - for Brand new Qn. Bed Set; and Qn. Quilt Furn. & 1000's of great items!
11 West Bernard St. www.salemluth.org
Boats, New & Used
88 Forester Runabout. Evinrude, 88hp, w/trlr, good cond! $1,500. 952-431-7827 Chrysler 17ft, fiberglass open bow-tri hull, Good Cond. *New price $875 612-825-6283
Sporting Goods & Misc
GUN & KNIFE SHOW
Sept. 7-8 (Sat 9-5; Sun 9-3) Blmgtn Armory Adm. $5 3300 W. 98th St 763-754-7140
PUREBRED BEAGLE PUPPIES 7 weeks, $300.
Family Care Child Care
Childcare Opngs, all ages, Echo Pk Elem. Pre-school program 612-396-9153 Farmington Fun Loving! Lic'd. Ages 1+. Preschool prog. Theme days. $50 Off 1st Week Special! Kelly 651-460-4226
Lic'd Childcare Opngs for all ages. 20+ yrs exp. 952-431-5127
Rentals Townhouse For Rent
Burnsville- Townhome2BR, 2BA, 2000 sq. ft, Avail 10/1, $1550 / mo. + utils. Call: 612-978-6227
Apartments & Condos For Rent
AV: 1 BR Condo, Pool, Garage, Avail now. No pets. $725 952-942-5328 Fgtn: Studio, gar. avl. No pets. On site laundry. Avl 9/1 612-670-4777 Rosemount: 2 BD Off St. pkg. NO PETS. Available NOW. $600. 952-944-6808
Real Estate Lots for Sale
Lake Traverse- Lvl lot , MN side, Well /septic system & electric. Inc. Back lot w/lrg steel bldg. for up to 8 vehicles & RV Bay.75 frnt ft, $70,000. Owner financing. Phyllis: Dakota Properties: 605-868-1813
Apple Valley/Lakeville border: 3 BR, 1 BA 3 season porch, all remodeled, pets OK. $27,000 Call Dona 612-581-3833
Employment Help Wanted/ Full Time
â€˘ FT Top Pay Plumber wanted. Apprentice or Journeyman preferred. Pay according to exp. â€˘ FT Top Pay Heating Position will train. Plus Benefits. South Mechanical 952-492-2440
Established company seeking self motivated, hard working individuals. Excellent pay. Room for advancement. Immediately start. Call Chris at 612-749-9752
Carpentry Contractors Co. has openings for
With all levels of exp. FT positions located in SouthEast metro, Farmington and surrounding areas. Benefits eligible. Work includes interior trim duties. Must be able to lift 75 lbs.,run power tools, pass a background check, drug test.Valid D/L and independent transportation required for employment. Please call our jobs line: 952-380-3720
Owner Operators Class A CDL, Farmington. Current health card, pass drug test, local 5-6 dys a wk,at least 24 yrs old, 2 yrs experience. Owner Operators must have wet kit.
POLLY IS A SWEET GIRL! Polly is only 40 lbs. and sweet as a bugâ€™s ear! Donâ€™t let her age of 5 fool you, she acts a lot younger. She is housebroken and good with other dogs. Polly is spayed and all shots done. See her at Petsmart Eagan this Saturday from 11-3 or on www.last-hope.org. Adoption fee: $250. Call Katie, who lives in Farmington, for more info at 605-695-5126.
Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747
Help Wanted/ Full Time
Drivers Owner Operators: Up To $5000 sign-onbonus for newer truck! Average truck last week $3200 including fuel surcharge! Serious Stable Company. 888-992-5609 Drivers Wanted-Class A Must be 21 yrs old. 2yrs T/T exp.Twin Cities home every nght,bsed in Eagan $17+pr hr, 401K plan +benefits or P/T .Call Kathy or Duane: 651-686-7221 Citi -Cargo,Eagan MN.
over 119 years and continues to grow each year! Our Minnesota location has recently added additional customers and must fill team driver positions immediately. If you want home time, a secure paycheck, and make over $60,000, in your first year, apply now. Program runs until August 31st. Drive for the best, drive for McLane!
Schwieters Companies is hiring entry level to experienced finish carpenters. Top Benefits & Pay: tools/medical/dental/401k majority of work on west & south side of metro area. Not required to go to office. Please call 612-328-3140 to schedule an interview. www.finishcarpenters.com
McLane Minnesota 1111 5th Street West Northfield, MN 55057
Located in Shakopee, New Hope and Lakeville. Entry level positions available All shifts $8.50-$10 hour. Open House EVERY Wednesday 9-3. No Appt Necessary. Bloomington, Chaska and New Hope office. Call 952-924-9000 for more information.
and Window Installers All levels of exp. Work locally, no overnight/out of town travel. Positions are FT and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, pass background check and drug screen. Call our job line at: 952.380.3720 Or send resumes to: email@example.com
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Prep and Test ABE@district196.org 952-431-8316 Golf Course Maint. Bloomington hiring seasonal staff FT- Great outdoor job firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-816-3776
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Cedar Knolls Manufactured Home Community seeking FT maintenance staff member. Starting pay $13.00 to $13.50 per hour plus benefits including 401K. Please call Paul at:
or email resume to: paul_kellen@ equitylifestyle.com
Anchor Block Company is now hiring a 2nd Shift Maintenance Electrician Must have electrical knowledge & experience. To apply send resume to: HR@anchorblock.com or call Human Resources for specifics: 952-933-8855.
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Bus Driver (PT) Rosemount MRCI WorkSource is seeking a PT Driver to work split shift hours 7-9:00am and 2:30-4:30pm, M-F, paid time off and eligibility for retirement. H.S diploma/ GED, previous experience, valid license & good driving record. Basic knowledge of individuals with developmental disabilities & interpersonal communication skills preferred. To find out more, contact Sharon at 651.423.8900 or visit www. mrciworksource.org /careers.html and complete an application today.
Tool and Die Maker
FMS Corp has an immediate opening M-F 7am3:3pm. Qualifications include build/repair tooling, fixtures & dies. Tool/Die cert req'd and/or EDM wire exp. $19.35-$23.63/hr. Fax w/ salary req. (952) 888-7978 or email lee.narup@ fmscorporation.com EOE
PT, eves, sat. We need outgoing people with excellent customer service skills. Many locations, see website for details. pilgrimdrycleaners.com Reliable HCAs for Rsmt & BV group homes. AM/wknd hrs 651-452-5781
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Think Mutual Bank has an exciting career opportunity as a Branch Manager in our Eagan office. In this key position, you will represent the unique Think brand and win customer loyalty by creating an extraordinary customer experience. As a Branch Manager, you will be committed to building strong relationships with our customers, staff, and community. Responsibilities include providing management and direction to branch staff and related business line advisors, managing branch operations to ensure customer's needs are met, and representing Think as a member of the local business community. Qualifications: s Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related field. s 5+ years of experience in consumer or small business banking. s 2+ years of experience managing staff, preferably in the banking or financial industry. s Thorough understanding of consumer and small business banking products and services.
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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 ticketmaster.com 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 beat-studios.com. 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.
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Church of Saint Michael’s Fall Festival, 22120 Denmark Avenue, Farmington. Saturday 5:30-9 p.m. pulled pork and Tuesday, Sept. 3 chicken supper, hay rides, binFriends of LeDuc of His- Thursday, Sept. 12 go and musical guest ContriBtoric Hastings meeting, 7 Dungeons and Drag- and starting at 7 p.m. Sunday p.m., LeDuc Historic Estate, ons for Beginners, 6-8 p.m., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. children’s 1629 Vermillion St., Hastings. Wescott Library. Learn the ul- games, bingo, Last Hope Pet Planning for Civil War Weekend timate role-playing game Dun- Rescue, Farmington Dance which is Sept. 7 and 8 will be geons and Dragons from Burl Line, silent auction and bake the topic for the evening. Mem- Zorn of Source Comics and sale. bers and visitors are invited to Games. Vie for treasure and attend this free meeting. glory with the dungeon master Blood drives The American Red Cross and brave adventurers. RegisFriday, Sept. 6 will hold the following blood tration required. Forever Wild Family Fridrives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS day: Northwoods Animal Saturday, Sept. 14 (1-800-733-2767) or visit redTales with Kevin Strauss, Salsabrosa will provide crossblood.org to make an ap7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills stories, music and Latin dance pointment or for more informaRegional Park, 860 Cliff Road, styles at 11 a.m. at the Galaxie tion. Eagan. Free, but registration Library in celebration of the his• Sept. 3, 12:30-6:30 p.m., required at www.co.dakota. tory, culture and contribution Messiah Lutheran Church, mn.us/parks. Course No. 4392. of Americans whose ancestors 16725 Highview Ave., Lakeville. • Sept. 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., came from Spain, Mexico, the Saturday, Sept. 7 Caribbean, and Central and Factory Motor Parts, 1380 CorSweatin’ to the ’80s, 5K South America during National porate Center Curve, Eagan. charity run/walk by the Ea- Hispanic Heritage Month. For • Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., gan Women of Today at Trapp adults with registration required Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Farm Park, 805 Wilderness Run at www.co.dakota.mn.us. Center Parkway, Burnsville. Road, Eagan. Registration: 8 • Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a.m. Runners start at 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott walkers follow. Strollers, daw- 14 and 15 Road, Eagan. dlers and dogs welcome. Reg-
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)
Ballet blossoms in south metro Ballet Royale expands to Burnsville, adds professional training program
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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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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@ twincitiesballet.org. 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 www.balletroyalemn.org. —Andrew Miller
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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 www.cityofeagan.com.
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, www.lakevillemn.gov, 952-985-4640. Rosemount History Book
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The Broadway Boys, 8 p.m. Sept. 20, Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Information: www.burnsvillepac.com. 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 email@example.com. 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, burnsvillefiremuster.com. 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 www.ramblejamcountry.com. 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 worksSchoolofArt.com, 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.
Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m. to noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn
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