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Apple Valley | Rosemount OPINION Toys for Tots deserves gifts U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, relates why the Twin Cities Toys for Tots drive deserves the support of area residents. Page 4A


December 14, 2012 | Volume 33 | Number 42

Fire devastates condo complex Cause of Apple Valley fire remains unknown; investigation continues by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK

A fire ravaged an Apple Valley condominium complex the morning of Friday, Dec. 7, injuring two people and damaging eight units. Firefighters responded to the Valley Way Village condos on the 14800 block of Endicott Way, just northeast of the County Road 42-Pilot Knob Road intersection, at about 8:15 a.m. Apple Valley firefighters received assistance from Eagan and Rosemount fire crews as they spent the morning battling the raging four-alarm fire that had spread to all three floors of

the 16-unit complex. Two injuries were reported. An adult male resident of the condos was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation, officials said. A firefighter suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital after getting caught under a ceiling that caved in inside the complex. The firefighter is already back on duty, Apple Valley Fire Chief Nealon Thompson said Wednesday. Seven residents were displaced in the aftermath

of the fire as eight units at Valley Way Village were rendered uninhabitable. The other eight units at the complex, protected by a fire wall, were undamaged. The Red Cross is assisting with recovery efforts. As of press time Wednesday, the cause of the fire was still undetermined, according to Thompson. Investigation into the fire’s cause would likely continue into next week as officials interview occupants of the condo complex, Thompson said. Photo by Rick Orndorf

Andrew Miller can be reached Blue tarpaulins covered exposed portions of the Valley Way at Village condominiums in the aftermath of the Dec. 7 fire or that rendered eight of the building’s units uninhabitable.

Army officer proves mission possible Holiday magic in Lakeville SimpleGifts, the six-piece music ensemble founded by virtuoso guitarist Billy McLaughlin, comes to the Lakeville Area Arts Center next week. Page 19A


Eagles know challenge awaits Some believe Apple Valley’s wrestling program is due to take a step back. The Eagles beg to differ. Page 12A

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Mark Weber’s message to his sons – a 224-page book written over six weeks

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Mark Weber says death is a powerful motivator. But the completion of his book “Tell My Sons” over six recent weeks is more about living than dying. The Rosemount resident and retired Minnesota Army National Guard lieutenant colonel who has been battling Stage 4 inoperable gastrointestinal cancer since he was diagnosed in June 2010 at age 38 lived up to the old Army slogan, “We do more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day long,” to convert a lifelong of letters and journal entries into a book written as a letter to this three sons. “My collaborator is dumbfounded, which I must admit makes me feel a little giddy,” said Weber. “There’s just something about doing what others say cannot be done. … Even I can’t believe I pulled it off.” “Tell My Sons” was released Dec. 7 and since that time, Weber has honored

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An Apple Valley woman is one of two suspects charged in federal court last week with the October armed robbery of a Northfield hotel. Julie Ann Campana, 23, is accused of robbing the America’s Best Value Inn in Northfield with accomplice Eric Wade Forcier, 27, of Farmington, on Oct. 29. According to the criminal complaint, Campana and Forcier used a .32-caliber pistol during the robbery and took approximately $100 in cash along with three cordless phones. The Northfield News reported that Forcier entered the hotel wearing a black ski mask at about 2:45 a.m. Oct. 29 and robbed a hotel employee with a handgun.

several interview requests, including an appearance in studio on Minnesota Public Radio, and will speak at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. During the Rosemount Area Arts Council event, Weber says he will share an empowering message about how he’s managed to do what he has with life

Police say Campana, who was identified in media accounts as Forcier’s ex-girlfriend, was the driver of the Pontiac Grand Prix that police stopped about 15 minutes after the robbery. While Campana was arrested without incident in the traffic stop, Forcier allegedly fled the scene, firing several shots from a handgun at a Minnesota State Patrol trooper and a Rice County sheriff’s deputy. This prompted a massive hours-long search by law enforcement that included a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter, 12 area SWAT teams and members of the Dakota and Rice county sheriff’s offices. Forcier was eventually found hiding in the bed See ROBBERY, 11A


and with cancer, and why he thinks that ability is innate in everyone. “More than anything, it’s a focus not upon dying, but upon living with purpose,” he said. Weber’s book also seems to suggest two things that people can carry on in their own lives – one is talking to their children and grandchildren about their own


The magic number is 12

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Kassidy Palo (left) and Anja Dahnke, sixth-graders at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, have a lot in common – including their birthdays. The friends each celebrated their 12th birthday on Wednesday, Dec. 12. That’s right – Palo and Dahnke turned 12 on 1212-12. For Palo’s birthday, her family rented a limo for a holiday light tour on Wednesday evening; because of scheduling conflicts, Dahnke is waiting until next month to have a party with friends. The date of her postponed fiesta? Jan. 12, naturally.

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experience and the power of journal and letter writing (often considered lost arts in this digital-based world). While his cancer diagnosis spurred him to undertake the project, it was a letter from his grandfather to his grandmother that confirmed the reason why.

A 49-year-old former Inver Grove Heights man and Rice County Jail inmate was found guilty of conspiracy to commit firstdegree premeditated murder after he tried to hire another man to kill Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. The court found that John Stephen Woodward, who is about two years into an eight-year sentence on methamphetamine charges, tried to pay another inmate $10,000 to murder Backstrom. Woodward was acquitted of conspiracy to commit premeditated murder against Dakota County District Judge Rex Stacey, who presided over Woodward’s 2007 drug conviction, according to a Rice County complaint filed in September 2010, and of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault against a witness who

Lt. Col. Mark Weber of Rosemount stands with his family – wife Kristin and sons Matt, Noah and Joshua – after singing “Tell My Father” with Matt during the Army Birthday celebration at the Minnesota History Center.

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Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland steps off the new Metro Red Line bus that will serve as the vehicle for rapid transit on Cedar Avenue; with Red Line service set to begin in late spring of 2013, Hamann-Roland and other community leaders toured the bus Monday at the Apple Valley Transit Station. Using bus-only shoulder lanes, the Red Line will provide station-to-station service from the Apple Valley Transit Station to the Mall of America, with additional stops at 140th and 147th streets in Apple Valley and the Cedar Grove station in Eagan. The $500,000 buses, designed to mimic a light-rail vehicle, include interior bike racks.

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MOM Brands, formerly Malt-O-Meal, closed recently on the purchase of a property adjacent to its existing building located on Kensington Boulevard in the Fairfield Business Campus in Lakeville. The acquisition will add 65,000 square feet of building and 10 acres of land to MOM Brands’ existing facilities in Lakeville. Plans are already being prepared to remodel this manufacturing and warehouse building into additional office and research and development space. The company also plans to move its corporate headquarters from Minneapolis to Lakeville by the fall of 2014.

Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley is looking for people who have talent or time to share with its seniors. Possible volunteer opportunities include devotions/bible study leader, bingo caller, one-to-one visits, chapel escorts, knitting/quilting club, shopping assistants, outing escorts, gamers (board games, Wii, etc.), card players, special event/party assistants, pianists/musicians/singers, pet visitors, librarian, choir director, walking companion, craft leader, etc. Ongoing training and education are provided. For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Karren McRae at (952) 891-9150 or

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City portion of taxes on median value home to drop Rosemount levy, funding needs to increase by less than 2 percent next year by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK

When the Rosemount City Council adopted its final 2013 tax levy and budget at its Dec. 4 meeting, not much had changed from its preliminary work in September. But what did change reduced the estimated amount a median value residential homestead property would pay for the city portion of property taxes from 2012 to 2013 by

$3. The median value homestead of $194,100 is estimated to pay $851 in 2013. Tax bills also dropped in each of the previous four years on the median value homestead to deliver a 19.6 percent drop in the city portion of property taxes from $1,058 in 2008. Even though the city’s tax levy ($10.45 million) and funding needs ($16.95 million) are proposed to

increase from 2012 to 2013, 1.24 percent and 1.59 percent, respectively, it was not enough to cause an increase in taxes for a median property, which saw its 2012 value of $200,800 drop 3.34 percent in the past year. That’s the smallest percentage drop of any Dakota County city from 2012 to 2013. Rosemount’s median home value percentage change has ranged from

Rosemount man with previous conviction faces DWI-related charge by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK

A 28-year-old Rosemount man, who was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in 2006 when the car he was driving crashed and killed his passenger, is facing three charges after he allegedly knocked over his neighbor’s mailbox with the pickup truck he was driving at about 2:45 a.m. Dec. 2. The charges – felony first-degree DWI (test refusal with prior conviction), gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal damage to property – were filed against James Geraghty Bouchard on Dec. 5 in Dakota County District Court. Bouchard allegedly

knocked over the mailbox as he exited his own driveway on 144th Street West, made the tires on his truck squeal as he sped the vehicle back and forth on his driveway and was playing loud music from inside the truck. When a Rosemount police officer arrived he allegedly saw Bouchard exit the driver’s side door and walk toward the back of the truck. When Bouchard saw the officer, he allegedly ran back to the driver’s side, removed the keys and ran into the house despite the officer’s command to stop running. The officer pursued Bouchard inside the residence where Bouchard allegedly pushed the officer, swung his arms at him and

for Jan. 1, 2013, and July 1, 2013. An additional $50,000 was budgeted to increase payments for the fire department employees who are paid per service call. Two revenue figures the city projects will increase in 2013 are $20,000 in permit fees (a 5.5 percent rise) and $8,300 in recreational fees. Tad Johnson can be reached at tad.johnson@ecm-inc. com or


resisted the officer’s commands to put his arms behind his head. The officer forced Bouchard to the ground and handcuffed him. Bouchard allegedly gave off a strong smell of alcohol, had watery, bloodshot eyes and walked unsteadily, according to the criminal complaint. When the officer spoke and asked Bouchard to take a breath text, Bouchard allegedly yelled vulgarities and refused to take the test. The maximum penalty for all charges would be 8 years, 90 days and/or $18,000 in fines. Photo submitted

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Service News Air National Guard Airman David J. Heckman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Heckman, son of Thomas and Beth Heckman of Apple Valley, is a 2012 graduate of Apple Valley High School.

-5.86 to -8.83 in the past three years. City officials reported the overall tax base did not decline by much (-2.07 percent) because new growth offset some of the decline in existing property values. The 2013 budget includes not filling two positions that had retirements in 2012 (receptionist and public works operations superintendent). Not all of the costs associated with those positions will

be saved. Some funds are budgeted in the event a part-time receptionist is hired, and some salary increases were passed along when public works operation superintendent duties were assigned to current employees. The city, which has 76 full-time employees, has trimmed full-time positions by eight in the past five years. Salary increases for all employees was 1 percent for 2012, along with another 1 percent increase slated

Air Force Airman Andrew N. Garcia graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Garcia, son of Annabelle and Armando Garcia of Burnsville, is a 2011 graduate of Burnsville High School.

Jordan Millington and John Donlan of Boy Scout Troop 298 in Apple Valley have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout award. They were recognized in a Nov. 18 ceremony at the Eagan Community Center. Eagle Scout candidates must earn 21 merit badges and complete a community service project. Millington’s project involved creating a perennial garden and building a trellis on the south side of Greenleaf Elementary in Apple Valley. Donlan’s project consisted of clearing brush, removing lichens from headstones and placing a headstone on an unmarked grave at Highland Cemetery in Lakeville. Millington, a senior at the School of Environmental Studies, is the son of Deb Millington and Rick Millington. Donlan, a senior at Eastview Air Force Airman Mi- High School, is the son of Patrick and Lori Donlan. chael P. Kelly graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Kelly, son of Mike and Get your new Joelyn Kelly of Farmingfu rnace today befo ton, is a 2011 graduate of re Eastview High School, the mandate! Apple Valley.

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Toys for Tots is a cause worthy of support by John Kline SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK

A record 247 million people around the country shopped during the recent Thanksgiving weekend’s “Black Friday” sales, spending more than $11 billion. In Minnesota, more than 200,000 shoppers were expected to visit the Mall of America with hopes of finding the “perfect” gifts for friends and family. Despite new shopping records, America is in its slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression, and 23 million Americans are looking for work. Unemployment remains near 8 percent nationally and 6 percent in Minnesota – figures that don’t take into account the many who have given up looking for a job entirely. A month removed from the last election, Americans continue to debate – around dinner tables and on these very opinion pages – how we got here and what it is going to take to get our economy moving again. While lawmakers in Washington and around the country debate policies to move our nation forward, we cannot discount the important work being done by everyday Americans to serve those in

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need. Those of you I have had the good fortune to represent over the years know I have a special place in my heart for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Founded in 1947, the effort began when Maj. Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine Reservists in California collected and distributed more than 5,000 toys to needy children. Last year, despite the sluggish economy and strain on reserve forces, Marines distributed more than 16 million toys to more than 7 million children – including 218,000 toys for almost 154,000 Minnesota children. Many of the gifts Toys for Tots provides, such as books, games, and sports equipment, make a significant contribution to the educational, social, and recreation development of these children.

Staff Sgt. Malek Neman of North Branch is overseeing the Toys for Tots Minneapolis warehouse this year. Already, Neman estimates more than 17,000 toys have been donated and are currently housed in his warehouse. “We’re ahead of the game and ahead of what we’ve done in the past,” Neman said. A Missouri boy’s battle with leukemia brought him and his family to Minnesota for world-class treatment. When a giant 4-foot stuffed monkey arrived at the warehouse, Neman knew instantly where it belonged. “We’re going to bring that huge monkey to the boy in the hospital and a bunch of other toys to his ward and try to make their Christmas a little bit better,” he said. Even though collections are ahead of pace this season, the more toys the Marines collect, the more children they can serve. The Twin Cities warehouse is in special need of toys for teenage boys and girls. Neman reports that nail art and One Direction (English-Irish boy band) items are among the top requests for teenage girls, and kendamas (a toy used for the classic cup-and-ball game) are one of this year’s

top toys for teenage boys. Regardless of what you choose to donate, Neman encourages giving with your heart. “Whenever you can help people out, you should,” he said. “It’s more or less your duty to help other people out – if you’re able. That’s how I was raised and that’s what I believe.” If you would like to join me in supporting the Toys for Tots effort, please bring your new unwrapped toys to one of numerous drop-off sites in the 2nd District. The last day for donations is Dec. 19. Please visit one of the following websites to find a drop-off site near you: Dakota, Scott, and Carver counties – Goodhue and Wabasha counties – Rice County – Le Sueur County – http://mankato-mn. John Kline represents Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional district. He and his wife, Vicky, live in Burnsville.

Metro nonprofit offers school supplies to teachers by Don Heinzman SUN THISWEEK

It’s Christmas all year long for over a thousand metro area teachers and staff who receive free school supplies at a novel nonprofit store called Companies to Classrooms. Seven years ago, Cary Weatherby, a Bloomington mother who has business experience, realized companies and corporations needed to get rid of surplus office supplies and inventory that teachers and students could use. She rented some space in Bloomington, and soon companies found it was easier and cheaper to donate their outdated supplies and equipment to Weatherby who began to give them away to teachers. Over seven years “Santa” Weatherby and her volunteer “elves” have given teachers $1.7 million in donated school supplies from pencils to office furniture. During this past year, over a thousand teachers from the Bloomington, Richfield and Shakopee school districts have come to this amazing free store in Bloomington for supplies ranging from pencils, paper and crayons to yoga mats and office furniture. As a result, hundreds of students have

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supplies they otherwise could not afford, and teachers have fewer out-of-pocket costs for their own supplies. (Teachers on average spend $700 a year of their own money for supplies.) Any teacher and staff member can go online (, request a list of surplus items, put in an order and pick them up at the free store, 8301 Grand Ave., in Bloomington. Weatherby got the idea for this exchange while visiting with Ridgeview Elementary School teacher Debbie Rhode. She offered Rhode some surplus alphabet stickers and she was thrilled to get them. Weatherby then realized teachers needed extra supplies they couldn’t afford. She adapted a model plan that linked companies with a need to get rid of surplus and used supplies with teachers who needed them.

Weatherby has 500 donors and companies on her Christmas list. “I was amazed to see what corporations were willing to give away,” she said, pointing to rows and rows of shelves overflowing with “stuff ” teachers can use. Target Corporation even donated and installed the shelving. At least 100 teachers a week come to the 8,000-square-foot warehouse in Bloomington where they are allowed to select 15 different kinds of items a month for their students. One afternoon, teachers filed in, showed their identification cards and picked up a clipboard to track their selections. Becky Smith of Metro South Bloomington selected pens, scissors, rulers and other supplies to carry out the Under-21 Diploma program. Art teacher Adam Miller of Richfield picked up anything he could find, since he has a very limited budget. Weatherby beamed. “I love this job, because everyone likes us.” She and her husband Scott have two children. She has mostly volunteered her time. The “Grinch” in this story, however, is financing the operation that this year required up to $60,000. Paying the monthly rent of $5,000 to an understanding land-

lord is always a challenge, because revenues come from companies, foundations, grants and private donors. Next year, Weatherby dreams of raising $150,000 to pay the rent, and hire a store manager and a volunteer coordinator so that more school district teachers and students can be served. Her Christmas wish: “I hope to find a millionaire with ties to education who understands how many supplies teachers need.” You can find her and her volunteer elves by calling (952) 888-7708 or I’m sure I speak for many teachers in wishing Weatherby, her staff, volunteers and donor companies a Merry Christmas for running this free store – a gift that just keeps on giving. Don Heinzman is an editorial writer and columnist for ECM/Sun Newspapers. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Correction Sun Thisweek was responsible for two typographical errors in the words “environment” and “front” in District 196 Superintendent Jane Berenz’s quote the Dec. 7 editorial column “District 196, other school leaders describe education priorities.” Sun Thisweek regrets the errors.

Classroom assistants deserve thanks

I’m writing this letter to encourage both school administrators and personnel to reflect upon their treatment of these invaluable members of the educational system. It seems that far too often they’re not afforded the respect they deserve for the difference they make in special needs classrooms. It wouldn’t take much in the way of additional effort to more properly acknowledge the contribution of both these hard-working, committed individuals in particular … and the special education program overall. After all, it could very well be a child you know they’re working with on a daily basis. Thanks to each and every one of them for their hard work on behalf of these special kids.

To the editor: District 196 special education paraprofessionals perform many duties both individually with students and organizationally in the classroom. These paraprofessionals make enormous differences in both kids’ lives and the overall efficiency of the JIM EILERS Burnsville classrooms.

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Eagan UPS worker charged with mail theft Grove Heights resident, of stealing packages from the customer service area at the distribution center. The security agent set up surveillance, which allegedly showed Nguyen taking packages from the center on three occasions between April 9 and April 16. During an interview with postal inspectors on April 17, Nguyen admitted to taking packages in February, according to the complaint. He allegedly said he started by only tak-

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A UPS worker faces felony charges for allegedly stealing packages from a distribution center in Eagan. Phat Vinh Nguyen, 36, was charged in Dakota County District Court on Nov. 26 with one count of felony mail theft. According to the criminal complaint, a UPS security employee reported to the U.S. Postal Investigation Service in February he suspected Nguyen, an Inver

ing one package every now and then, but progressed to taking packages every day. Nguyen allegedly told investigators he believes he is “a kleptomaniac,” one who has a compulsion to steal. With Nguyen’s consent, investigators searched his vehicle and found five Red Wing shoe boxes, all stolen from the center, according to the complaint. The alleged mail theft isn’t Nguyen’s first run-in with the law. He has a prior conviction of fifth-degree

drug possession, and four convictions of driving after suspension between 2005 and 2007. UPS has since fired Nguyen, according to recent reports. If convicted of mail theft, Nguyen could face up to three years in prison. He is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Jan. 7 in Hastings. Jessica Harper is at jessica. or



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for 30 years and said he has “never felt a warmer welcome or had a better partnership” than from Lakeville officials, including Chamber of Commerce, police, City Council, and officials in the city’s Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments. “All of the sudden, we felt like we were a part of the Lakeville community,” Ridge said. The new ride route will include the communities of Scandia, Stillwater, Afton, Lake Elmo, Marine on the St. Croix and Oak Park Heights, offering “vastly different” terrain from Lakeville, the group stated in an email blast to its cyclists. All the routes will start from the Washington County Fairgrounds and are between 15 and 100 miles. Riders can choose the length of route that is best for them. For the first time, the event will not include the Minnesota Gran Fondo, a timed event, so organizers can focus on running the Ironman. “We remain committed to getting everyone out on their bike and encourag-

ing the next generation of riders,” the organization’s email message stated. Local leaders were told in November of the changes planned. Lakeville police Capt. John Arvidson in an email thanked Ridge for allowing the city to be a part of Ironman. “From our vantage point it appeared each year ran smoother than the previous year” Arvidson wrote. “It was always a pleasure to see so many people enjoying the event.” In its 45-year history, Ironman has attracted over 100,000 cyclists of every level with short routes for new riders and families and the more challenging 100mile option. Ironman, started in 1967 with about a dozen participants has grown to include 4,500 to 5,000 riders per year, Ridge said. Adult registration is $30 and children register for $15. Funds raised support the nonprofit organization Hostelling International.

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Family’s Christmas becomes brighter after tough times Business repays military family with free holiday decoration service by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK

Kathy Cleveland understands firsthand the stress of war. Her husband, David, is a decorated Vietnam War vet and her son, Matt, an Army sergeant, will be shipping out to Afghanistan in January to serve his fourth tour in the Middle East. While her son faces combat abroad, the 62-year-old Eagan resident faces her own battle at home. Kathy was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago and continues to struggle with the disease. Yet she continues to hold the family together, said Geoff Cleveland, Kathy’s youngest son. “She’s the true soldier of this family,� said the Apple Valley resident and substitute teacher. It is her strength that inspired Geoff to nominate his parents to receive services from holiday decorator Christmas Decor’s Decorated Family program, which installs Christmas decorations for free on the homes of military families. Christmas Decor by Greener Grass Systems and the Greenskeepers is a St. Croix, Wis., business that provides landscaping from spring to fall and holiday decorating services in December for high-end homes in the St. Croix River Valley and eastern Twin Cities. Geoff explained that this Christmas will be a special one for his family because it will be the first time in eight years that he and all three of his brothers will be home for the holidays. Kathy loves to decorate for Christmas and fills her home each year with several Christmas trees of varying sizes, lights, garland and other decorations. However, she and David, 66, struggled to decorate the outside of their home this year because of illness and time constraints. As a result, the home was left with one strand of lights spanning half the front of the roof. Within a few weeks of sending the nomination,

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A crew of five Christmas Decor workers gathered at Kathy and David Cleveland’s home in Eagan to provide free outdoor Christmas decorating services. The services are provided to military families as a part of the company’s Decorated Families program. Geoff’s family was one of two military families in Minnesota selected to receive the free decorating services. Unbeknownst to Kathy and David, a crew of five Christmas Decor workers came to their home on Dec. 6 with lights, garland and festive red bows, which they neatly drew across the home’s trim and shrubbery. Several strands of lights were custom fit to the shape of the ranch-style home’s roof. “It’s pretty cool,� Geoff said. “It’s more than I expected.� Geoff said he hopes the decorations will make Christmas a little brighter for his mother as well as for Matt, who will be home on leave for the holidays. Despite her illness, Kathy focuses her attention on her job as a guidance secretary at Eagle Ridge Junior High School in Savage and on her sons, Geoff said. “She’s always been there for us,� he said. “She supported my brother’s decision to join the Army even though it’s not what she wanted for him knowing

what Dad went through.� Christmas Decor launched its Decorated Family program about 10 years ago to assist military families in need, said Melissa Crayford of Christmas Decor. “It’s our way to give back to the community that has supported us,� she said. In addition to loaning and installing Christmas decorations for the Clevelands and other military families, Christmas Decor removes the decorations for free at the end of the holidays. The crew finished working on the Clevelands’ home within two hours, leaving just enough time to surprise Kathy and David as they arrived home from work. Unsure for a moment if he had arrived at the correct home, David looked at the decorations in amazement. Overcome with joy, Kathy hugged Geoff and Crayford. “I love it,� she said. “I can’t thank you enough.�

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WEBER, from 1A The letter, which he found as a 12-year-old while going through his grandmother’s things after her death, showed a gentle, playful side to his grandfather that Weber never saw … until then. It showed to Weber the desire he had for his grandparents to share their experiences and thoughts so he could know them more fully and learn something along the way. The book is Weber’s way of filling in the gap for his sons. “I don’t think any kid wants to hear from their parents,” Weber said. “It seems self-evident that all kids take their parents for granted, present company included.” The book includes stories from throughout his life including a disastrous ice fishing trip with his dad, bullying he experienced at school and his work as the U.S. Army military assistant to the Iraqi chief of defense after the removal of Saddam Hussein. Weber wrote in the book’s introduction, “I realize I might not even get to share it with you boys, let alone with any grandkids,” but he hopes they will ask questions and find answers or perspective to match. “The kinds of stories that are going to carry life lessons are going to include some embarrassment, bad judgment, and admissions of wrong doing (without a ‘but’),” Weber said. “I don’t know many people who are willing to share with strangers, let alone their own family. And for good and healthy reasons. We can all be rather indelicate with how we use or reference such mistakes in future arguments at home, at work, or with life.” Weber encourages people to share their stories with their children on their own terms. “I think the best way of having discussions with your kids is to recognize two vitally important facts: first, that it’s not a black and white (tell or don’t tell)

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Mark Weber is handed a balloon by a Rosemount Girl Scout during the Rosemount Relay for Life, which was held this summer at Irish Stadium in an effort to raise money for cancer research. proposition – you don’t have to share every little painful detail in order to underscore a lesson, nor should you leave out the details that make it a lesson,” Weber said. “Second, the idea that using personal examples of human failings is an experiment.” He said such interaction allows children to not only learn more about “where they came from” but also “taste the lessons of history in the most personal way.” While these stories can be revealed through conversations, journals and letters reveal a deeper understanding as they preserve one’s feelings and reactions at the time. Keeping a journal is a challenge for most people who lead busy work and family schedules. Weber says he found inspiration to keep writing by reading his own past entries. The activity reminded him of things he may have forgotten or how important they were months or years later. “Writing helps your own brain figure out what it thinks about something,” he said. “That sounds odd to

me, but that’s how it works. … Writing it down helps me articulate what I really mean. I get to be precise with myself instead of just emotional. “It often tells me what a fool I was, which sounds bad until I realize that the only reason I can make such a judgment is because I kept counsel with myself of what I actually thought as I sought out perspective from others.” Weber says people who keep a journal should define their purpose. He sees his as a way to leave a legacy for his children and as a self-teaching tool where he weaves in the perspective of others, research and cited works to reflect the “social barometer” of the times. “It’s a way of keeping myself honest,” Weber said.

‘Heavy editing’ Weber says when he received his cancer diagnosis after a routine physical prior to the start of his assignment working as the military assistant to the incoming Afghan minister of the interior, he started organizing his letters and

journals when he thought he would only have months to live. The book borrows its title from the song “Tell My Father” from the musical production of “The Civil War.” The song, which recounts the message a dying Union soldier wanted to have related to his father, was sung by Weber and his son, Matthew, at the Army’s 75th Birthday Celebration in June at the Minnesota History Center where Weber was the keynote speaker. During that speech, he told those assembled he had 17 tumors on his liver, a permanent draining tube attached to his body and recently a feeding tube was removed after he went about four months without food. Infections visit him once or twice per month that he said are often more deadly than the cancer because of his weak immune system. In his recent push to write the book, he fed those stories to David Murray, a Chicago-based writer and editor, who told Weber what stories would work best in the narrative he planned to assemble.

“I think we’re all better at what we do when we realize we’re at our best when we work with others,” Weber said. Weber started work each day at 5 a.m. and put in about 12-hour days as he was on one of his better streaks in terms of feeling well enough to work on it. Still, sometimes he was very sick, including a sepsis attack that hospitalized him, and underwent a dangerous surgery, while he produced a chapter a week. “I felt mostly good, and it’s one of the least ill times of my cancer experience, which tells me that there’s some merit to the credo that a purpose-driven life carries immense power,” he said. “Heavy editing” went in to transforming the letters and journal entries into the narrative with the help of Murray’s candid feedback. “Anyone who says they didn’t need to do (heavy editing) must have written a journal with superhuman insight and patience. Journaling is ugly and messy. It’s the first draft of a rough thought,” he said. The results of that rough draft are stunning to Weber. He’s received praise for the book, which includes a foreword by comedian Robin Williams, from former Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John El-

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Around the County Spirit of giving knows no bounds Eagan girl founds nonprofit out of desire to help other children by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK

Most parents aim to teach their children the value of giving, yet few imagine their children will use that lesson to found a nonprofit organization before age 10. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what one Eagan girl did. At age 9, Mandi Simon is the founder of Simon Says Give, an Eagan-based nonprofit that provides an avenue for area children to assist children in need. The organization was born out of Mandiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to start a charity car wash to help local children. Soon the idea developed into a much bigger plan to create an organization that enabled children to help others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really wanted to give back,â&#x20AC;? Mandi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, if I can help kids at my age now, they can help others with their dreams when they grow up.â&#x20AC;? Mandiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Dina, who has previously worked in corporate sales, soon realized her daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea was a business plan. With Mandiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concept in hand, Dina, who serves as president of Simon Says Give, created the organization and obtained nonprofit status in May. Though she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t involved in the legal work, Mandi plays a critical role in the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations. She developed the name â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a play on her last name and the game Simon Says â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and decides where donations are directed. As with other nonprofits, Simon Says Give is overseen by a board of directors, which is comprised Dina and six members of the area business and educational community. Mandi has carried a

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daughter gratitude and charity, but believe Mandi expanded upon that concept on her own. Since its formation, Simon Says Give has collected backpack, birthday bags, books and school supplies for children throughout the Twin Cities. The organization has also adopted families this month for Christmas. All of the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events are primarily driven by local children who collect, organize and distribute many of the items. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This provides a place for kids to be engaged and reach out to other kids,â&#x20AC;? Dina said. Though many of the nonprofitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events have so far benefited children in Minneapolis, Dina said she plans to create a greater focus on Dakota County in the coming year.

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testified against him. Prosecutors said that Woodward hired Thomas Ray Jackson to murder Backstrom in December 2010, on the day Jackson was scheduled to be released from prison, and had his wife give an attorney $2,500 as a down payment. Initially, Jackson told the attorney the money was for a truck, but eventually reported the murder-for-hire scheme after he determined Woodward’s intentions were real. The county provided videotape evidence of Woodward giving Jackson a map to Backstrom’s residence and details about his normal route to work. The plot allegedly was hatched during jailhouse conversations between Jackson and Woodward, who described his previous relationship with Backstrom as “best buddies.” According to the complaint, Woodward allegedly told Jackson how he could do it, giving him the route, location of the hit and instructions to shoot through Backstrom’s vehicle window. Jackson turned the information over to investigators. Investigators entered as evidence recorded conversations between Woodward and Jackson detailing the plot to murder or seriously maim the female witness. Among the details Woodward discussed with Jackson were where to dispose of the weapon, arrangements for sending remaining payments after the murder, and the address of the woman. The complaint states Woodward requested that Jackson beat the woman severely, break her arms with a baseball bat and leave her in the woods. He allegedly told Jackson to do whatever he needed to the woman’s boyfriend if he were to interfere. Third on Woodward’s plan was the murder of Stacey, which was to be in the Sturgis area the following August. In a statement to employees in 2010, Backstrom said he asked that Woodward’s drug case be prosecuted in Rice County to avoid conflict of interest, noting that he witnessed frequent shortterm automobile traffic in and out of the Woodward house at all hours of the day and night. Backstrom stated at the time: “This has been upsetting to me and my family, as I am sure it has been to the other victims involved. I am grateful for the work of the many investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, who have been involved in this case and have the utmost confidence in the Rice County Attorney who is pursuing this prosecution.” Sentencing for Woodward is set Jan. 18. The Star Tribune reported that with Woodward’s previous drug convictions, he could be sentenced to more than 18 years. “I am grateful for the verdict of the Rice County jury today, and I wish to express my appreciation to the Rice County Attorney’s Office for their hard work in obtaining this conviction,” Backstrom said in a written statement that was reported in the Star Tribune. The statement said he would refrain from commenting further until sentencing. The Star Tribune reported that Woodward’s defense attorney said they plan to file a motion asking for a new trial based on the defense being prohibited from telling the jury in closing arguments that Rice County District Judge Thomas Neuville dismissed the charge concerning Stacey.

of a pickup truck in a parking lot just blocks from the America’s Best Value Inn. He was taken into custody there without further incident. Campana and Forcier have each been charged with one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence. Forcier also is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Forcier has previous convictions for drug possession, fleeing police in a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property. Campana has a previous conviction for driving under the influence, a misdemeanor. Campana faces a maximum penalty of 27 years in federal prison if convicted of both charges. Forcier faces a maximum of 37 years in prison if convicted of all three charges. The case is being prosecuted by Amber M. Brennan and Allen A. Slaughter of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Education Students perform in MacPhail honors recital

Akira Ea, a seventhgrader at Scott Highlands Middle School in Apple Valley, and Jasmine Lim, a sophomore at Burnsville High School, were recently selected to perform in MacPhail Center for Music’s 2012 Fall Honors Recital, which will be held Dec. 14 in MacPhail’s Antonello Hall in Minneapolis. Ea is a piano student and will perform “Black Key Etude” by Frederic Chopin. Lim, also a piano student, will perform Impromptu in C minor by Franz Schubert. Ea recently performed at the Mall of America raising money for children who have no access to music. He also studies guitar and composition at MacPhail and plays xylophone and percussion in his school music program. This is Lim’s second honors recital. She has Andrew Miller can be reached been the recipient of sevat eral musical and academic or scholarships and has par-



ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Water Treatment Facility Expansion City of Apple Valley, Minnesota SEH No. APPLE 118533 City Project No. 2012-108 Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the City of Apple Valley until 10:00 AM CST, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Apple Valley Municipal Center at 7100 West 147th Street Apple Valley, MN 55124 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material and all else necessary for the construction of the Apple Valley Water Treatment Facility Expansion. Major components of the Work include: * 6.5 MGD concrete filter expansion * Two new concrete backwash holding tanks * 12,000 square foot garage/shop expansion * A vehicle wash bay expansion * Demolition * Process pumps * Chemical feed systems * Process piping, fittings, and valves * Process instrumentation and controls * Concrete and brick masonry * Tip-up precast walls (wash bay) * Precast ceiling * Steel trusses * Electrical * Standby Generator * Mechanical * HVAC * Painting * Water Main * Sanitary Sewer * Storm Sewer * Site Work * Landscaping * Bituminous Driveway Bids shall be on the form provided for that purpose and according to the Bidding Requirements prepared by Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., dated December 12, 2012. The Bidding Documents may be viewed at Digital copies of the Bidding Documents are available at for a fee of $40. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the BIDDING DOCUMENTS link and by entering eBidDocTM Number 2369286 on the SEARCH PROJECTS page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp. located at 2435 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441 (763.475.9600) for a fee of $300. Minimum General Contractor Qualifications: The Bidder shall have experience of successfully completing work on at least three (3) water treatment plant facilities. Of these, the Bidder must have experience of successfully completing work on at least two (2) of these projects in the last 7 years as a General Contractor involving gravity or pressure filters or a lime softening water treatment plant, where the capacity of the facility was equal to or greater than 5 million gallons per day, and where the work experience includes: earthwork, demolition, concrete, piping, process equipment, welding, coating applications, mechanical HVAC systems, electrical, instrumentation, and control work. Pre-Bid Conference: A pre-Bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM CST on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Water Treatment Plant located on 6442 West 140th Street in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Representatives of Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the Project. Bidders of concrete, process piping, mechanical, electrical and painting work are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the conference. This Work shall be subject to minimum wages and labor standards in accordance with Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, State Prevailing Wages for Highway and Heavy Construction. Bid security in the amount of 5 percent of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids shall be directed to the City Clerk, securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper, "BID FOR APPLE VALLEY WATER TREATMENT FACILITY EXPANSION - CITY PROJECT NUMBER: 2012-108." Owner reserves the right to retain the deposits of the three lowest Bidders for a period not to exceed 60 days after the date and time set for the opening of Bids. No Bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the date and time set for the opening of Bids. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract in the best interests of the Owner. Pamela J. Gackstetter City Clerk City of Apple Valley, Minnesota 3243567 12/14-12/21/12


NOTICE OF INTENT OPERATE AERATION SYSTEM MCDONOUGH LAKE - LEBANON HILLS REGIONAL PARK The County of Dakota, pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Permit to Lake Aeration System, granted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, hereby gives notice of its intent to operate a winter lake aeration system in the City of Eagan. The system shall consist of an air injection pump. The system shall be in operation on McDonough Lake in the northeast section of Lebanon Hills Regional Park. The period of aeration operation shall be during periods of suitable ice cover commencing on or about January 1, 2013, and ending on or about April 15, 2013. The aeration system may create open water and thin ice conditions. The public is cautioned to stay clear of all areas marked with warning signs on the lake. For further information call 952.891.7992. 3240844 12/14-12/21/12



The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has received an application for a permit to install and operate an aeration system in Lake McDonough, (DOW #19-76) located in Dakota County, T. 27, R. 23, S. 35 in Apple Valley. The purpose of the proposed system is to prevent winterkill. Interested parties may forward their comments to: Brad Parsons, Regional Fisheries Manager, 1200 Warner Road, St. Paul, MN 55106, phone: 651.259.5789. Comments will be accepted until December 28, 2012. 3244592 12/14/12

ticipated in Master Classes at MacPhail. She sings with the Burnsville High School concert choir, and has been the pianist for the Nicollet Junior High jazz band, soloist with the District 191 Honor Choir and a children’s chorus member in the Burnsville High School summer theater production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” She is also on the Burnsville High School newspaper and speech team.

College news Bemidji State University, 2012 summer graduate, Megan Larson of Rosemount, A.A., liberal education. Maddy Kofoed, a Luther College junior from Apple Valley, was one of three students selected to present their work at the 2012 modern language conference, Streamlines, Nov. 10, at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. At the conference, Kofoed’s presentation focused on the value and nuances of memory. Kofoed, daughter of Brian and Lisa

Kofoed of Apple Valley, is a biology and Spanish double major. She is a 2010 graduate of Eastview High School. Stephanie Blood of Rosemount has been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Ridgewater College, Willmar. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for students enrolled in twoyear community colleges. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average to become members, and maintain at least a 3.25 GPA.

Announcements � Sharla Norlander Evelyn G. Sharla Beth (Tauer) Norlander Anderson was born on August 19, 1969 in Minneapolis, MN to parents Michael and Sandra (Fluegge) Tauer. She was the youngest of three children. Some of her fondest childhood memories were family road trips in the station wagon traveling around the United States, being teased and loved by her older brothers Darren and Ron. Sharla’s childhood years were spent in Burnsville, graduating from Burnsville High School. Following high school, Sharla graduated from St. Cloud Cosmetology College. She was employed by National Beauty Supply, where she was a buyer and spent much of her time traveling for work. Through mutual friends, Sharla was introduced to Bruce Norlander at a Halloween party. After that introduction, and dating a couple of years, they were married on November 14, 1997 at Edinborough Park in Edina. They were blessed with two beautiful children, Alexsandra and Joseph. With the birth of her children, Sharla decided that she wanted to be a stay at home mom. In addition, she did daycare for other families for approximately nine years. Her favorite charge was her nephew Keaton. As the kids got older, she decided to work outside the home. Sharla accepted a job at Bestmark, where she was employed for the last six years. She started out editing, and eventually was asked to manage quality control, do program development, and training for the company. She enjoyed Pokeno night with her girlfriends, going up to her friends cabins in Wisconsin, playing games to the wee hours of the morning, throwing parties, and creating ginger bread houses during Christmas, which was her favorite time of the year. She also enjoyed her time teaching Sunday School and attending Bible Class. Her life was the happiest when she could be around family and friends, but the time with her children was something very special. She loved taking Alex, Joe and their friends to the park and movie theatre and attending all of their games. She had endless energy when it came to the kids. Always putting the needs of others above her own, she was loved by many. A caring, compassionate woman of quiet faith, Sharla entered God’s arms on the morning of December 5, 2012 at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis following a brief illness. Forever loved, Sharla will be deeply missed by her husband, Bruce; children, Alexsandra and Joseph; mother, Sandra Tauer of Burnsville; brother, Darren (MaryJo) Tauer of Prior Lake; sister in law, LuAnn (Mike Stone) Tauer-Stone of Shakopee; parents in law, Dennis and Patricia Norlander of Duluth; brothers in law, Dave Norlander of Bloomington, Mark (Dawn) Norlander of Prior Lake, Steve Norlander of Duluth, Paul (Kristin) Norlander of Duluth; many nieces and nephews and friends. Sharla is preceded in death by her father, Michael Tauer and brother, Ron Tauer. Arrangements by Ballard Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee

Age 85, of Rosemount, passed away peacefully on December 5th, 2012 at the Augustana Health Care Center. She is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Josie Lynn Anderson; her parents; and her brother, Hilary Chwialkowski. Evelyn is survived by her children, James, Jerald (Teresa), Michael (Julie) and Mary (Patrick) McCoy; her 9 grandchildren, Zach McCoy, Louis Anderson, Trebor Anderson, Kailey McCoy, Jenna Anderson, Josh Anderson, Lauren Anderson, MacKenzie McCoy, and Benjamin Anderson; 3 sisters, Adeline Kurowski, Bernadette Pietruszewski and Diane Shore; nieces, nephews and friends. A very Special thanks to Dakota County Public Health, DARTS and Augustana Health Care Center for all of their wonderful and generous help, care and concern for Evelyn. Her memorial service was held on Monday, December 10 at 11AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rosemount. Her burial will take place in the church cemetery at a later date. The family wishes that all memorials be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements for Evelyn were handled through the Apple Valley Chapel of Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 952-432-2331.

Lillian M. Thompson Age 89, of Farmington, MN passed away on December 9, 2012 at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Lil was born on March 17, 1923 an grew up in Bixby, MN., were her dad owned and operated the Bixby Dance Hall. Lil enjoyed working there very much, and even met her husband Roy there. After she married Roy, she became a child care provider out of her home, which she loved to do. Lil enjoyed taking care of children and people in general and even took care of her mother until her death at the age of 101. Lil enjoyed gardening and canned a lot of her own vegetables. She also enjoyed bingo and doing many types of crafts. She was a former member of the Farmington Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Roy M. Thompson. Survived by nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services was held 6 PM Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the White Funeral Home Chapel, 901 3rd St. Farmington (651 463 7374) a visitation was held 2 hrs. prior to service. Private Interment at the Farmington Lutheran Cemetery. A special thank you to Trinity Care Center in Farmington and Three Links Care Center in Northfield for all there compassionate care for Lil through the years.

Patricia C. Helding Age 73 of Elko, MN passed away December 9, 2012. She is preceded in death by her sister; Alice and brother, Robert. Survived by her husband, Jerry; sons, Eric (Jennifer) and Neal (Cheryl); and her grandson, Gavin; sisters, Mary Aspinall and Phyllis (Joe) Zelenski; also by other loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service, will be 11AM Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Highview Church (26690 Highview Avenue) Farmington. Memorial visitation is one hour prior to the service at church. White Funeral Home Lakeville (952)469-2723


Anderson Kirsebom Jeffrey and Denise Anderson of Eagan announce the engagement of their proud daughter Heather Marie Anderson to Chad Ryan Kirsebom, son of David and Julie Kirsebom of Apple Valley. Heather is a 2009 graduate of Eagan High School/School of Environmental Studies. She received her B.A. in ASL Interpreting from North Central University in 2012, and currently is pursing her Master Degree in Public Health at Argosy University. Chad is a 2009 graduate of Eastview High School/School of Environmental Studies. He received his B.S. in Graphic Design at the Art Institute December of 2011. Currently he is working as a designer at an advertising firm in downtown Minneapolis. The couple met while attending the School of Environmental Studies and attended Oak Hill Church. The wedding is planned January 19, 2013 at the Minneapolis City Hall in the afternoon.


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December 14, 2012 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount

Eagles have challenger to their crown Wrestlers off to good start for new head coach by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

Each wrestling season for the last three decades has started with the same question: Is there a Minnesota team out there that’s good enough to beat Apple Valley? Many of those years the answer was an emphatic “no” as the Eagles marched to one of their 20 state team championships since 1983. This year, according to some wrestling observers, the answer is “maybe.” St. Michael-Albertville, ranked fifth nationally by InterMat, poses perhaps the biggest threat since Owatonna defeated Apple Valley in the state tournament semifinals in 2005. STMA lost to Apple Valley in the last three state Class AAA championship matches, including 49-24 last year. STMA has seven wrestlers (including one transfer) who were medalists at state in 2012. The Eagles, who are ranked fourth nationally, know all about the challenge. Daniel Woiwor, one of the Eagles’ seniors, said they welcome it. “People are waiting for the empire to fall,” Woiwor said, “but it’s not going to be this year.” Apple Valley had a fast start, taking first in tournaments in Faribault and Delano and winning its first two dual meets. Last

Friday’s match against Kasson-Mantorville, ranked 17th nationally, was an important early test. Apple Valley went in front to stay after the 120-pound match and eventually won 39-20. “To go out and win by 19, that’s a statement,” Woiwor said. “And we were looking to make a statement. We thought a lot of people were overlooking us this year.” It would seem difficult – not to mention unwise – to overlook a team with three returning champions from the 2012 state Class AAA tournament. Mark Hall, a freshman and already a two-time state individual champion, won his first eight matches of the season, all by fall. He went 42-0 last season and is ranked first nationally by InterMat at 152. Maolu Woiwor, a sophomore and Daniel’s younger brother, won the state championship at 106 last season and has been wrestling at 120 this year. The Eagles’ third returning state champion is Seth Gross, who won state at 120 last March. Daniel Woiwor, who will wrestle at Iowa State next season, has placed in the top six at the last four state tournaments and won the Class AAA 130-pound championship in 2010. This season he is ranked second in Class AAA at 170. Sophomore Dayton Racer was state runner-up at 138 last season. Eagles junior Gannon Volk is ranked first in Class AAA at 113,

Photos by Mike Shaughnessy

Top: Apple Valley’s Daniel Woiwor has control of his match against KassonMantorville’s Corben Hansen. Right: Mark Hall of Apple Valley sets up Andy Bigelow of Kasson Mantorville for a pin. Hall, a freshman, is ranked No. 1 nationally at 152 pounds by InterMat. and Paul Cheney is ranked second at 220. Others in the top 10 of the state rankings include junior Jackson Graham (182) and senior David Johnson (195). Apple Valley did not use all of its top-ranked wrestlers at the Delano Invitational but still won eight weight classes. Volk (113), Morgan (126), Gross (138), Scott Mattison (145), Hall

Seventh-grader stands out for Rosemount gymnasts Josie Schlie first in all-around by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

The verdict on Rosemount’s gymnastics team is that the Irish are good now and could be really good shortly. Scoring 136.625 points in an early December meet would have been encouraging under any circumstances, but the Irish did that – and beat Eagan on Tuesday night – without two of their top gymnasts in the lineup. Senior Jenna Schlukebier and junior Kailey Askew were out of Tuesday night’s 136.625-132.125 victory over Eagan because of injuries but are expected to return by the end of the month. When they come back, Rosemount will have a deep lineup that could be capable of scoring in the mid-140s, coach Jason Passeri said. Also back for the Irish are sophomore Rachel Schow, ninth-grader Meghan Creese and ninthgrader Abby Nelson. Those three, along with Schlukebier and Askew, were All-South Suburban Conference gymnasts last See ROSEMOUNT, 16A

(160), Trom Peterson (195) and Cheney (220) were solo champions. Teams were allowed to enter two wrestlers at some weights, and Apple Valley’s Graham and Racer ended up reaching the 170-pound final. Instead

of wrestling each other, the two Eagles shared the championship. What seems clear is that longtime assistant coach Dalen Wasmund was left with plenty to work with when he was named head

coach last spring to replace Jim Jackson, who retired. In Jackson’s 17 years as head coach, his teams were 619-26-3 and won 14 state championships. Several of Jackson’s assistant coaches remained on the staff. Wasmund said his goal was to keep as much continuity as possible. “I changed a few things, but not a lot,” Wasmund said after last week’s match against Kasson-Mantorville. “We have the same expectations of the kids, and we still want to make our wrestling room a place where they can work hard and have fun.” Wasmund said he couldn’t have asked for much more from the Eagles in their first few matches and tournaments. “I think our guys have really performed well,” he said. “We have our highly ranked wrestlers, but we’ve also seen guys who haven’t had a chance (to wrestle on varsity) step in and do well. Those guys have done a nice job.” It gets tougher from here for the Eagles. They will defend their team championship at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament this weekend in Rochester, where St. Michael-Albertville also is entered. Later this month Apple Valley will return to Rochester for the Clash Duals after finishing second in that tournament in 2011. “We know we’re going to have to work our butts off to be successful,” Daniel Woiwor said.

New coach steps in to help Miklya takes over Eastview gymnastics squad by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

There’s nothing like being needed to coax a coach out of retirement. Eastview was seeking its third head gymnastics coach in three years. Kim Miklya teaches physical education at the high school and coached varsity gymnastics at Apple Valley for 17 years before stepping down in 2002. She said she was not contemplating a return to coaching until she looked at the employment opportunities page on the Minnesota State High School League website and saw numerous openings for gymnastics coaches. “I knew it was going to be very difficult for our administration to find a replacement so late in the game,” Miklya said. So she made a recommendation: herself. Eastview named her to the position in September, and this week Miklya coached in a high school gymnastics meet for the first time in more than a decade. The Lightning’s first meet was Tuesday at Apple Valley, the school Miklya coached to state championships in 1989 and 2001. Photo by Mike Shaughnessy Miklya said she has Rosemount seventh-grader Josey Schlie competes on been too busy trying to get floor exercise during a gymnastics meet against Eagan on Eastview ready for its first Tuesday night. Schlie scored 9.4 to take first place. competition to contem-

Photo by Rick Orndorf

Eastview’s Kaitlyn McCann competes on uneven parallel bars during a meet at Apple Valley on Tuesday night. plate the irony of returning to coaching at her former school. She had not been out of gymnastics entirely; since leaving Apple Valley, she helped run the state meet. “It was a decision I need-

ed to discuss with my family,” she said. “It was a hard decision, but this is where I want to be.” The Lightning roster has 10 seniors. Eastview also See EASTVIEW, 16A

Notebook: Eagles, Lightning on display at Tip-Off Classic by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

The Breakdown Tip-Off Classic has become one of the biggest events on the Minnesota high school boys basketball schedule. The event features top-ranked teams, big crowds and numerous college coaches who come to scout the local players. Apple Valley and Eastview considered it an honor to be invited to play in the Tip-Off Classic on Saturday at Minnetonka High School. On the court, things didn’t go as well as both teams lost their games. Apple Valley, which was No. 1 in the state Class 4A preseason ranking, lost to seventh-ranked Park Center 72-70.

Eagles junior guard Tyus Jones, the subject of a nationwide college recruiting competition, wasn’t far from a triple-double with 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Junior forward Dennis Austin had 17 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Senior guard Harry Sonie scored 12 points. Park Center senior guard Quinton Hooker, who has signed with the University of North Dakota, had a game-high 26 points. Apple Valley returned to Minnetonka High on Tuesday and left with a better taste in its mouth after defeating Minnetonka 82-68 in a non-conference game. Jones had 35 points, Brock Bertram 15 and Dustin Fronk 14 for the Eagles, 2-1

overall. Defending state Class 4A champion Osseo defeated Eastview 50-40 at the TipOff Classic. Senior center Ben Oberfeld led Eastview with 16 points and senior guard Ryan Lockard had 10. The Lightning dropped to 1-2 overall after losing to Hopkins 80-47 on Tuesday night. Lockard scored 16 points for Eastview.

Eagan out of the gate quickly Matt Vollum, Eagan’s new head boys basketball coach, admitted he needed to learn more about his team as the Wildcats prepared for a two-day tournament last week in North St. Paul. He knows now the Wildcats can run and score.

Eagan drubbed Fridley 7745 and St. Paul Harding 8267 in its two games in North St. Paul. Junior guard Michael Gorder had 25 points and senior forward Mark Woodcock scored 22 in the victory over Harding. On Tuesday, Eagan took a step up in competition and came away with a 60-58 overtime victory at Wayzata. Gorder had another big game, scoring 26 points, and senior guard Ryan Johnson added 10.

Power on fire for AV Apple Valley’s girls hockey team has won six of its first 10 games, and junior forward Erica Power is a big reason the Eagles are above

.500. Power has scored goals in her last four games, including two in the Eagles’ 3-2 upset of third-ranked Edina on Dec. 4. She scored once in a 3-2 loss to Eagan on Dec. 6, had two goals as the Eagles defeated Prior Lake 5-4 on Dec. 8, and scored her team’s goal in a 3-1 loss to Hopkins on Tuesday. She has nine goals and seven assists for 16 points in 10 games. Compton moves up Former Rosemount High School and University of South Dakota football player Tom Compton last week was promoted to the Washington Redskins’ active roster. He had spent the first 13 weeks of the season on the practice squad after being drafted in the sixth round by

the Redskins in April. “Knowing they see me work hard and they think I can handle that position, I’m pretty proud of that,” Compton told the Washington Post. “I’ve gotten so much better at everything. … I’ve gotten better at adjusting to the talent and the speed, and different protections. Just grown by leaps and bounds.” The opening on the 53man active roster was created when defensive back Cedric Griffin, a former Minnesota Viking, was suspended for four games by the NFL for using a performance-enhancing drug. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. or

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Lightning blitzes North

Photo by Andy Rogers

Eastview’s Ryan McNamara carries the puck into the Lakeville North zone during the Lightning’s 6-2 victory in South Suburban Conference boys hockey Tuesday night. McNamara scored two goals for Eastview, which improved to 3-2 overall.

Numbers tell the story for Eastview wrestlers Participation is up, so is optimism by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

It’s not easy building a wrestling program in the shadow of the sport’s behemoth, but Eastview coach Kurt Habeck said he believes his team is making strides. Seven-time defending state champion Apple Valley is just a couple of miles away. Eastview is still looking for its first state title. A positive sign for the Lightning is the interest students have shown in the sport. Eastview has 65 students out for wrestling, 20 of which are ninth-graders or younger. About one-third of them are in their first year of competition. With the postseason not beginning until February, what better time to give them a taste of what high school wrestling is like? “The lineup in February will be a different story, but for now those kids are go-

ing to get a chance,” Habeck said of his younger wrestlers. Eastview opened its season by winning three matches at home on Nov. 30. The closest match was a one-point victory over Woodbury. “I thought the kids did a great job all night, and we got a lot of kids involved in matches,” Habeck said. Last week, Eastview defeated Burnsville 45-28 in a South Suburban Conference match, then won two of three matches at the Northfield Duals on Dec. 7. At Northfield, Eastview defeated Bloomington Kennedy 31-27 and Northfield 42-36 and lost to Henry Sibley 51-31. The Lightning has one wrestler ranked in the top 10 at his weight by the Guillotine, a statewide online wrestling publication. Junior Jacob Rukavina is seventh at 145 pounds, al-

though he has competed at 160 and 170 so far this season. He was a state qualifier in 2012. “He trained a lot in the offseason and he’s one of 20 kids we took to the University of Michigan for a team camp,” Habeck said. One of the Lightning’s younger wrestlers, seventhgrader Tony Watts, won his first three matches at 106 pounds. Against Burnsville, Gavin Greenlee (113), George Farmah (126), Alex Lindstrom (132), Casey Dravis (145), Luke Dodd (152), Anthony Munos (160) and Tom Delich (195) won by fall. Eastview wrestled a nonconference match at Farmington on Thursday and will go to a tournament at East Ridge High School in Woodbury on Saturday. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. or

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SENIOR/ALL AROUND/CAPTAIN LAKEVILLE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL Caylee has gone above and beyond expectation both in and out of the gym! She is continually supporting her teammates and pushing them to be their best while at the same time challenging herself and her skill level on all four events. Her win on vault, bars, floor and the all around in the first meet of the season is a tribute to this hard work paying off! I couldn’t be more excited for this senior leader and all that she will bring to the table this season! AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 12/4/12 meet against Chaska/ Chanhassen: 1st place on: Vault, Bars, Floor and All Around

JUNIOR/160LBS./CAPTAIN EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL Jacob has been wrestling varsity since 8th grade. He is a returning state qualifier. He is one of 3 captains on the team. His current record is 4-1. He earned 3 wins this last week earning an 8-4 decision over Lucas Grossoehme helping his team defeat Burnsville 45-28. He earned 2 pins at the Northfield Duals. He pinned Braylen Rumler to help his team defeat Bloomington 32-27 and pinned Carlos Mena of Henry Sibley. AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 4 year Varsity Starter, State Qualifier, All Conference Honorable Mention, Section 3AAA Academic Team

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December 14, 2012 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount


GARAGE$42 SALES $40 Package Package

• 3 line ad • 2 week run • FREE Garage Sale Kit* • Metro Wide Coverage – 318,554 homes

BY PHONE: 952-846-2000 or 952-392-6888 952-846-2010 or 952-941-5431


15322 Galaxie Ave., Ste. 219 Apple Valley, MN 55124





Visit our Apple Valley or Eden Prairie office to place your Classified ad, make a payment, or pick up your Garage Sale Kit.


• 3 lines, Runs for 13 weeks, choose 2 zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • For one item priced under $2500,

• 3 lines, 4 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Private party only


Additional Lines $10.00 Ads will also appear on sunthisweek & each Wednesday by 9:00 a.m.

• Announcements • Professional Services • Business Services • Education • Merchandise & Leisure Time • Animals • Family Care • Employment • Rentals • Real Estate • Automotive



• 3 line ad • 2 week run • FREE Garage Sale Kit* • Metro Wide Coverage – 318,554 homes • Rain Insurance – we will re-run your ad up to two weeks FREE if your sale is rained out.

*Garage Sale Kits can be picked up at the Eden Prairie office.

10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344


952-846-2000 or 952-392-6888

TO PLACE YOUR AD Ads may be placed Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Apple Valley location and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Eden Prairie location. DEADLINE: Display: Tuesday 4 pm* Line Ads: Wednesday 12 pm* * Earlier on holiday weeks



• 3 lines, 4 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Merchandise $151.00 or more

price must be in ad, you must call every fourth week to renew. Private party ads only. • Includes website • Maximum of 13 weeks


Friday, Monday, and Call-ins: $7.00 per ad, 1 week, 1 zone One ad per customer per week. Additional zones are $7.00. Three line maximum. Price must be in ad.


3900-3990 4000-4600 9000-9450 5000-6500 7000-8499 9500-9900

Sun Thisweek reserves the right to edit, refuse, reject or cancel any ad at any time. Errors must be reported on the first day of the publication, and Sun Thisweek will be responsible for no more than the cost of the space occupied by the error and only the first insertion. We shall not be liable for any loss or expense that results from the publication or omission of an advertisement.

FREE CLASSIFIEDS: One Item for Sale, $100 or Less. Mail or FAX in only Tues. - Thurs. or

1000-1090 1500-1590 2000-2700 2700-2760 3700-3840

We gladly accept VISA, American Express, Mastercard, Discover, personal checks, and cash.

$175 to $3,500


651-460-6166 If you want to drink that's your business... if you want to STOP that's ours.


Alcoholics Anonymous Minneapolis: 952-922-0880 St. Paul: 651-227-5502 Find a meeting:

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

Dona: 612-824-5773


South Suburban Alanon

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm

Ebenezer Ridges Care Center

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


Lost & Found

Lost: $500 Reward BV/AV Lkvl border. Black fluffy long haired male cat. Neut. Not de-clawed. 952-594-4017


Building & Remodeling


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

Expert Cabinet/Trim & Window-Wood Refinishing

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


Carpet & Vinyl


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



Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing


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

John 952-882-0775


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

londonairechimney Drywall


3-D Drywall Services 36 yrs-Hang • Tape • Spray • Painting 651-324-4725 3-D Drywall Services 36 yrs-Hang • Tape • Spray • Painting 651-324-4725

Building & Remodeling


A Vision for You-AA Thursdays 7:30 PM A closed, mixed meeting at Grace United Methodist Church

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

Meeting Schedule •Sundays 6:30pm

(Men's) & 8pm (Mixed)

•Mondays 6:30pm


Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197 Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364

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

Flooring & Tile

Above All Hardwood Floors Installation•Sanding•Finishing “We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.” Call 952-440-WOOD (9663)

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


5% Discount With Ad SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070

Building & Remodeling

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

952-894-6226 / 612-239-3181

FREE ESTIMATES Insured, Bonded & Licensed No. 20011251

The Original


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing



•Tuesdays 6:30pm & 8pm (Mixed)

The Noon (Mixed) Origina


The Origina

•Thursdays 6:30pmThe

Origina Alanon & 8pm (Mixed)

•Fridays 6:30pm (Mixed) & 8pm (Mixed)

•Saturdays 10am

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

Concrete & Waterproofing, Inc. We Specialize In:

• Buckling Walls • Foundation Repair • Wet Basement Repair The Origina • Wall Resurfacing • Garage/Basement Floors Licensed

(MN# BC215366) •



Professional Services


Selling or Buying Gold & Silver



6-10-15-20 Yd Dumpsters

Don't Want It - We Haul It! Call Scott 952-890-9461 AACE Services - Hauling

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


Status Contracting, Inc.

Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks. Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Painting & Flooring #BC679426

MDH Lead Supervisor

Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell “Soon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!”


R&J Construction

* Decks * Basements *Kitchen/Bath Remod *Roofing & Siding *All Types of Tile Free Quotes & Ideas

Call Ray 952-484-3337 Home Services


I'm a PCA & am willing to do: Senior Home Care. Ann 612-616-4999



*10% off 1 st Cleaning* BEST CLEANING WE CLEAN YOU GLEAM

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

Rae of Sunshine Home Cleaning. Let me bring you a little sunshine. Wkly, Biwkly, Mthly, Ocnl. Excellent work & trustworthy. Call Rae for free est. 952-303-2544 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed


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

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

 All Home Repairs!  Excell Remodeling, LLC Interior & Exterior Work One Call Does it All! Call Bob 612-702-8237 or Dave 612-481-7258

 Holiday Special 

Professional, Reliable. Plumbing, Painting, Fans, Flooring, Faucets, Ceiling & Caulking, Window Insul Kits & General Repairs.



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

Jack's Twin City Painting

Quality Int./Ext. Work A+ BBB rating 612-501-6449

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


Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd

Dakota Home Improvement Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Drywall, Tile & Flooring CC's accept'd 952-270-1895

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

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


Quality Residential

Painting & Drywall Ceiling & Wall Textures


•Ben's Painting•

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



Home Tune Up

DAVE'S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING Int/Ext • Free Est • 23 Yrs Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC 952-469-6800

Jack of All Trades Handyman

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


Locally owned & operated

accept Visa/MC/Discvr.

MZ Services Painting & Drywall 651-338-2499

Bonded • Insured Free Estimates


Full Interior & Exterior


Contact Jeanne at


Deadline: Mondays at 3pm


Roof Shoveling/Steaming. Snow Removal. 15 Yrs Exp. Rustic Tree & Landscape Competitive Rates, call today for your free estimate! 612-867-6813 ask for Tom

Fully Insured Free Estimates

Roof Snow Removal & Ice Dam Steaming. Insured 612-226-5819


Roof Snow/Ice Removal 30 Yrs Exp – Insured Lic#20126880


John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156


A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495 MASTER PLUMBER 20+ yrs. Exp. Bonded, Insured Lic 62398-PM Mark 612-910-2453

Comm./Res. Insured, Senior Discount



SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490


Snow Plowing

Commercial & Residential Dependable – Insured - Exp'd LSC Construction Svcs, Inc Mbr: Better Business Bureau

Free Ests. 952-890-2403

Tree Service


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

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


Roofing Siding Insulation TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 33 Yrs Exp A+ Rating BBB

A Family Operated Business

A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

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

Al's Seasonal Services

Tree Trimming & Removal Call 763-498-9249


Window Cleaning


Fireplace & Firewood


2 Years Dried

Oak & Birch - $120 4' x 8' - Delivered.

Quantity discounts.



Affordable Firewood


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

 Ideal Firewood 

Dry Oak & Oak Mixed 4' x 8 'x 16” - $110; or 2 for $200 Free Delivery 952-881-2122 763-381-1269 FIREWOOD

Mixed Hardwood - 2 yrs dried. 4'x8'x16” for $120; or 2/$220. Delivered & stacked

Call 612-486-2674 Furnishings



New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829 Couch, loveseat, chair Tan/gold microfiber. Exc condition! $499 952-843-8138 Solid Oak Rnd DR Tbl, 2 lvs., 6 chrs. Exc cond! Asking $350/BO. 612-868-2597

Misc. For Sale


Toro 5200 Blower 20” runs god. $50 Cash 952435-2019 Weight Set w/Bench 90 lbs. Almost new $79 952-431-1192

Roofing/Tear-offs BBB Free Est. MC/Visa

Misc. Wanted


No Subcontractors Used.

Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586

Window Cleaning 651-646-4000


Dun-Rite Roofing & Siding Co. Locally owned & operated!



Merchandise Cemetery Lots

3090 Lic. 2017781

Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs – Snow & Ice Removal - 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156 Winter Discounts!

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


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

Buying Old Trains & Toys



Polaris Snowmobile & ATV's. Non-working only. Will pick-up, will pay cash! Call 612-987-1044

Snowblowers & Equipment


Snow thrwr attach, Craftsman #486.24839, $500, cash only, as is. 952-920-1596

YardMan Snowblower

For Sale: 4 Lots Glenhaven Good Samaritan Garden

5.5 hp, elec. start, like new! $350/BO. 952-884-4280

Pleasant View Memorial Gardens Burnsville: Gethsemane Garden, Sect 12-D, Lot 1 & 2 (2 spaces, 2 vaults & 1 memorial) $1,400/BO.

Check us out online at

$6,500/BO. 320-243-3165

605-880-5966 605-886-4884 Tree Service

2620 Tree Service


Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 18 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg

Senior Discounts

Lic #BC156835 • Insured


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

Good Things To Eat



Roofs, Siding, & Gutters



Snow Removal

$300* For The Season

Good Things To Eat


Driveway Plowing and Small Parkinglots.

*Most Drives 651-592-5748


PREMIUM GULF SHRIMP 13/15 count • $10/lb. Delivery Service Available Call for pick up location


• Snowplowing

Credit Cards Accepted

612-825-7316/952-934-4128 Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

• Monthly or Per Time Res. & Commercial

Call Tim 952-212-6390


Powerwashing 2490




BOB’s General Contractors Storm Damage Restoration Roofing ■ siding ■ windows Established 1984

Business Services Building & Remodeling



l Interior / Exterior Painting l Texturing l Drywall l Deck Staining l Epoxy Resin Garage Floors l Fine Finishing & Enameling

We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty



Roof Raking

To Place Your Sale Ad

612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Great Service Affordable Prices

Lic. #BC626700

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


Ice Dams? We Steam!

Estate Sales


Quick Response – Insured

Why Wait Roofing LLC

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



H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

Paint/Stain/Ceilings. We

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

Snow Removal


New Construction

Gary's Trim Carpentry Home Repair, LLC Free Estimates, Insured. All Jobs Welcome 612-644-1153 Carpentry, Remodeling, Repair & Painting Services. I love to do it all! 612-220-1565



Call 612-327-0100



Questions? 653-253-9163 1500



612-824-2769 952-929-3224 Family Owned & Operated

Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes

0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!




JNH Electric 612-743-7922 612-812-0773

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

Garage Door


• Sophisticated Home Additions • Elegant Kitchens 35 Years Exp. • Lower Level Expansions Financing Avail. • Porches • Baths • Etc. Excellent Refs. Design & Build Services Lic BC171024 Insured Unmatched Quality Guarantee


• Gen. Help & Lic. Elec. • Low By-The-Hour Rates 651-815-2316 Lic EA006385

Specializing In:


Electric Repairs



East Frontage Road of I 35 across from Buck Hill - Burnsville

BURNSVILLE/SAVAGE 35 yrs taping, ceiling repair, remodel 952-200-6303

Trusted Home Builder / Remodeler

Notices & Information

Burnsville Lakeville

Ken Hensley Drywall Hang, tape, knockdown texture, repairs. 30 yrs exp. 612-716-0590


Chimney & FP Cleaning


Drywall Finishing 25+ yrs exp. Call Gene 952-452-1726

PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879

Cabinetry & Counters




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

(952) 431- 9970 MN Lic. BC096834

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

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

Our job is to make you look good!


SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount December 14, 2012

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets




Jack Russell/ Beagle Pups. Purebread. 2 mos old, $100. 218-879-8171 or 218-879-5183


Family Care


Child Care

Farmington, Immediate openings (all ages), Licensed, 14 yrs. Experience. Call 651-463-2815 LV: 2 FT opngs. Loving mom/ teacher. Fun & nurturing. 763-807-8538




Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Rent

AV: LL Duplex 1 lg BR, 1 BA, All appls & utils. inc. Shared: Gar/laundry $800 Avl now. No/smk. 952-432-3269, Aft. 4Pm: 612-207-4867


Rental Information

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


Roommates Wanted

LV: LL of newer TH, ¾ BA, walk out, $550 include utils, high spd int & cable. No Pets. 612-790-5043


Apartments & Condos For Rent

Apple Valley 2 BR, 1BA, att.gar, W/D, pool $950/mo. Cats OK 612-8044364


Real Estate


Apartments & Condos For Sale

Fgtn: 1 Rm Effic'y Apt. $500/mo. Utls. Included. 952-469-2604




Manufactured Homes

Apple Valley/Lakeville border: 3 BR, many updates pets OK. $29,900 financing avl. 612-581-3833

Burnsville: Rambush Estates

2200 sq ft Manuf. Home One level living. Living rm + Family rm w/fplc., whirlpool tub in master bath. $1655/mo.




Employment Business Opps & Info

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


Health Care


PCA positions available in Burnsville for a quadriplegic client. Shifts are 10:30am-4:30pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm, 7 days/week. All ADL's included. Experience and commitment to the job necessary. Call Molly with All Home Health at (952)814-7400.


Help Wanted/ Full Time

$ Dollars for Driving $ Better than Volunteering Mature drivers earn up to $400+ per week driving passengers to medical appointments in our minivans. Call our confidential info line 24/7


Client Relations Center Coordinator, We are searching for a Client Relations Center Coordinator in our Mendota Heights office. This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills. The preferred candidate will have experience in Customer Service and Administration, and be proficient in both Word and Excel. Financial Services experience is a plus. Please email your resume to:

or mail to: Northwestern MutualThe Bohannon Group Attn: Kathy Knutson 1191 Northland Drive STE 150 Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Exp'd LEAD COOK Very competitive wages/hr DOE. 16604 Cedar Ave S. 55068



Help Wanted/ Full Time



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


Immediate full-time opportunity available with distributor of stainless steel pipe, tube & fittings. Duties include stocking shelves, picking orders, & loading trucks. Local deliveries. Class B license required. Forklift exp. helpful. Apply to: Robert-James Sales, 9601-B Newton Ave South, Bloomington MN 55431.


Full-time OTR, Van/ Reefer. Minimum 2 yrs required. Late Model equipment. Regional/ Long haul. Class A CDL required. Weekend Home time. .38 cents/mile starting wage. Call Nik:


FT position available with great wages & benefits. Clean work environment & convenient Bloomington location. Must be able to lift 75lbs. Fax or email resume to 952-881-6480

Snow removal positions available Equipment Operators CDL Drivers Walk Crew Leaders & Members Call 952-403-9012. Drug Free. Email resumes to: Social Services

Thomas Allen Inc. Full time Primary Program Counselor (South St Paul)

Monday-Friday 2pm-10pm Work with 4 high functioning fun and active clients! 18 yrs or older, background clearance, Driver's lic., clean record, drive up to 50 miles, lift up to 30 lbs, Stand on feet for majority of shift and use stairs, 1 yr exp. with DD, Seizure and Dementia exp. pre'f, Send cover letter/ resume to Angelar@ More OPENINGS at AA/EOE


Come join our family


Schwieters Companies is hiring entry level to experienced finish carpenters. Please call 612-328-3140 to schedule an interview. Top Benefits & Pay: tools/medical/dental/401k

Dodge of Burnsville’s highly rated Service Department is looking for a Full-time Advisor for a current opening on our service team. Apply in person.

Now Hiring!

Dodge of Burnsville Warehouse/Packaging/ 35W & Cliff Road Assembly All shifts. Entry level to Help Wanted/ skilled positions available. Email resume to: Part Time Medical Clinic Cleaners, or call (952)924-9000 Bloomington and Chaska, for more info. 15-20 hours per week cleaning and sanitizing after hours Monday through Friday starting at 5:00 PM or 7:00 PM based on locaPurchasing tion. Additional or rotatAssistant ing weekend shifts reFT assistant needed in quired. $10.00 per hour Purchasing Dept. Must and very nice work envihave exp with MS Office, ronments. Apply online at ex comm & or tional skills and ant phone demeanor. Requires ability to work Appointment Setters ind, multi-task and be Local remodeling co. a self-starter. Position Start immediately. also backs up the recepMake up to $15/hr. tionist. Please email Call Eric 952-887-1613 resume to: Skittams@ Help Wanted/ No phone calls please. Full Time



Driver Top Pay, Great Benefits • Great pay-$55,000 to $65,000 • Earn more money with more at home time • Work in a stable, secure environment • Medical, dental, vision, life and 401(k) Requirements • Class A drive • High school diploma or GED • Clean driving record & great customer service skills

Repack Selector • Mon. – Fri.

• 6 am start


Full Case Grocery Selector • Mon. – Fri.

Chico the Chi is only 4 pounds. He’s a sweet little 6-year-old that loves to be cuddled! He is an under the covers sleeper but also loves to cuddle up in a kennel too! You can hide Chico in your pocket! Call Carol at 612-202-2646. Adoption fee is $275 which includes a professional dental cleaning! See Chico at the Apple Valley Petco with many other Chihuahuas looking for homes on Saturday from 11-3. Check out for our full dog and cat selection!


• 7 am start


To apply E-mail: or Fax: (507) 664-3042

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Accounting/Payroll/ Benefits Administration Minnesota Ag Group, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Accounting/Human Resources position. Person will perform accounting duties such as bank reconciliations, journal entries & payables. Position responsible for submitting bi-weekly payroll & for benefit administration including 401K, health & dental insurance & flex spending. Recruiting, compliance and safety may also be assigned. Experience in Accounting, HR and/or payroll preferred. Please send resume by Friday, December 28th to Roger Kuznia MN Ag Group Inc. 32907 Northfield Blvd. Northfield, MN 55057

FT Office Administrator Rhino and Infastructure Resources LLC are seeking a full-time Office Administrator. As an Office Administrator, you will be responsible for managing the work flow of the office including: answering phones, calendar management, travel coordination, front desk receptionist, and HR duties. Ideal candidate would possess a high level of patience, organizational skills, and have a proficient understanding of Office Products. Qualified candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, high level of accuracy and attention to detail, ability to juggle multiple projects and assignments, and strong initiative to operate with minimal supervision. If you meet the above requirements, please send your resume to


Help Wanted/ Part Time

Godfather's Pizza is accepting applications for Part-Time, Day and Evening Delivery Drivers. Must be available to work weekends. Must be 18 years of age, have a clean driving record and have access to an insured vehicle. Apply in person at: 850 W County Rd 42 EOE


Lakeville Area Public Schools, Community Education Department Apply online at


needed in Burnsville on Tuesday afternoons. Client has multiple cats and we need someone that can work around that. Call Molly @ 952-814-7400. Market Research Firm: Seeks detail oriented people to edit mystery shop reports online. Excellent spelling, grammar and phone skills a must! Paid online training; flex PT hours; pay averages $12-14 per hour. Requires min of 4hrs/day M-F & 1 wknd / mo. Those fluent in French encouraged to apply. Email resume & cover letter to: Newspaper Delivery, Apple Valley /Eagan /Inver Grove, Weekend & Weekday Routes Available. Make $400-$2000 Monthly. Call 651-968-6039

Part Time Weekend Merchandiser

Snyder's Lance has open positions for a PT Merchandiser to merchandise product in grocery stores. Qualified Candidate must have reliable transportation and be able to work every other weekend. Avg 10 hrs/wk, paid mileage/ $11.50/hr. Located in: Apple Valley, Eagan, Rosemount, Burnsville, Lakeville, Bloomington, Stillwater and Maplewood. Apply online only @ careers. Reference Job ID - 12730 AA/EOE

Production Floater

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December 14, 2012 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount

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Apple Valley’s Melissa Swanson tries to drive past Farmington’s Alicia Hett during a nonconference girls basketball game Tuesday night at Farmington High School. Apple Valley rallied in the second half to win 55-54 and improve to 2-2 overall.

EASTVIEW, from 12A had a couple of seventhgraders with club experience join the team. Miklya said the coaches are still trying to figure out how all the pieces will fit. “Anytime you have the opportunity to have that kind of leadership with 10

seniors, it’s a good situation,” Miklya said. “They know it’s their last year, and I think they want to leave a footprint. It’s a great foundation.” Abby Fouts, Grace Nelson and Hailee Tsurusaki, all seniors, are Eastview’s captains. Miklya said she wouldn’t

hesitate to put her three seventh-graders – Kayla Brunner, Kelsey Dolejs and Grace Gall – into varsity competition if they show they’re ready. “They’re what I like to call ‘old souls,’ ” Miklya said. “They know the sport, and they’ve been competing for a while.”

Eagan forward Peter Zibley (11) drives to the net as Rosemount’s Luke Meade checks him during a South Suburban Conference boys hockey game Saturday night. Eagan scored six goals in the second period and won 8-0. On Tuesday, Eagan rallied to beat Lakeville South 6-5 and improved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

Teams are required to use at least one all-arounder in varsity meets. Miklya said the Lightning gymnasts are training like they’re all allarounders. But, she added, she’s not sure how many will compete in all four events. Brent Anderson, who had been an assistant coach for Miklya at Apple Valley,

will be an assistant coach with the Lightning. Other assistant coaches include 2008 U.S. Olympic triple jump qualifier Shani Marks Johnson, who had been a gymnast before switching to track and field, and Cassie Weaver, a volleyball player at Concordia University in St. Paul who had been

a Level 10 club gymnast during high school. Two other former gymnasts, A.J. Buckner and Gina Clementi, also are on the coaching staff. Eastview will have its first home meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 against Rosemount.


MOVIES | DINING | THEATER | ENTERTAINMENT | SHOPPING | FESTIVALS & EVENTS DON’T W8, GO SK8 IN EAGAN THIS WEEKEND The Eagan Civic Arena hosts open skating and “Club Sk8” if you’re looking for a fun activity for the weekend. Club Sk8 is open to the public; it’s open skating with a twist. Enjoy skating under the disco ball with stage lighting and energetic music. Grab your friends & family, it’s ice skating fun for

all ages! Admission for skating activities is less than five dollars per person, and the Eagan Civic Arena offers skate rental as well as skate sharpening services for a nominal fee. Call 651-6755589 for schedule and hours. For more information on what to do, where to dine and “Everything Eagan” visit Connect with the Eagan Convention

& Visitors Bureau if you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+. ‘White Christmas’ The Play’s the Thing Productions Children’s Theater will present “White Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1415, 21-22, 28-29 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 16, 22-23, and 30, at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are $13 and

are available by calling (952) 985-4640. ‘A Small Town Christmas’ Billy McLaughlin and Simple Gifts will present “A Small Town Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are $28.50 in advance by calling (952) 9854640 or $34 at the door.

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Apple Valley’s Grace Roepke concentrates on her uneven parallel bars routine during a South Suburban Conference gymnastics against Eastview on Tuesday night. Eastview won 124.85-122.3 in the season opener for both teams.

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ROSEMOUNT, from 12A scored higher in the Eagan meet if not for some strugseason. Askew and Nelson gles on uneven parallel competed at the state Class bars. AA meet last February. “We scored 31.3 on On Tuesday, seventh- bars,” the coach said. grader Josey Schlie scored “That’s five points lower 35.725 points to win the than what we had on floor all-around in the SSC and five points lower than meet against Eagan. She vault. Bars is the toughest was a full-point in front of event by far, but we need to Eagan’s Kat Torres, who pick it up there, and I think qualified for state in the we will.” all-around last season. Rosemount won the juSchlie also won the nior varsity meet 119.25floor exercise and balance 118.5. “It was very exciting beam Tuesday night. On for us to pull that one out Dec. 1, she was second all- because we haven’t lost a around as Rosemount won JV meet in two years,” Pasthe season-opening Simley seri said. Invitational. The Irish will compete Schlie’s early success in at Eastview at 6 p.m. Dec. high school doesn’t sur- 18. Their only other meet prise Passeri. The RHS this month is Dec. 28 at coach also coaches the home against Farmington. community’s youth proMost of the team’s time gram and has worked with in the next few weeks will Schlie since she was 3 years be devoted to practicing old. and getting healthy. “She was scoring 37 (in “I’m anxious to see the all-around) as a sixth- what we can do when grader, but the judging’s we get Jenna and Kailey tougher in high school,” back,” Passeri said. “At the Passeri said. “The ‘cute’ same time, when they come factor goes away.” back it’s going to make it a Another seventh-grad- lot more difficult for me to er, Shannon McCoy, also decide on a lineup.” competed all-around Tuesday night. Nelson (33.90) Mike Shaughnessy is at and McCoy (32.925) were mike.shaughnessy@ecmfourth and fifth in the all- or around. sunthisweek. The Irish might have

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Thisweekend SimpleGifts brings holiday cheer to Lakeville Music group started by virtuoso guitarist Billy McLaughlin to perform Dec. 18 by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK

The story of SimpleGifts begins with Billy McLaughlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. A virtuoso on the guitar whose harp-like â&#x20AC;&#x153;finger tappingâ&#x20AC;? technique launched him into the top 10 on the Billboard music charts, McLaughlin was diagnosed in 2001 with focal dystonia, a neuromuscular disease that rendered him incapable of playing his own music. Not long after, he founded SimpleGifts, the six-member holiday music ensemble thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set to play the Lakeville Area Arts Center on Tuesday, Dec. 18. SimpleGifts was a way for McLaughlin to continue playing professionally while his solo career dissipated due to focal dystonia, he said of starting the group in 2002. He developed a unique two-finger guitar-playing technique for his role in SimpleGifts, which also

incorporates Celtic whistle, piano, violin and female vocals to present traditional holiday carols and hymns with a modern flair. The group has released four holidaythemed CDs; the latest, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Star Carol,â&#x20AC;? includes classics such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joy to the Worldâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;O Come All Ye Faithful.â&#x20AC;? In addition to SimpleGifts, McLaughlin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a White Bear Lake resident and winner of multiple Minnesota Music Awards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has been working to revive his solo career, and he released the album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Into the Lightâ&#x20AC;? in 2007. Astonishingly, for his solo work the right-handed McLaughlin taught himself to play guitar left-handed. That feat of wizardry is chronicled in the documentary film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Changing Keys,â&#x20AC;? which aired on PBS in 2010. McLaughlin described learning to play guitar left-handed as â&#x20AC;&#x153;unbelievably frustrating,â&#x20AC;? and a

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Billy McLaughlin (back left) and SimpleGifts incorporate Celtic whistle, piano, violin and female vocals to present traditional holiday carols and hymns with a modern flair.

theater and arts calendar To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ Books Minnesota National Guard Lt. Col. Mark Weber will read from his book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell My Sons,â&#x20AC;? at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Free. Comedy Tom Clark, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Laugh Lines Comedy at GrandStay Hotel, 7083 153rd St. W., Apple Valley. Tickets available at or by calling (651) 528-8454. Hawaiian Kermit Apio, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Laugh Lines Comedy at GrandStay Hotel, 7083 153rd St. W., Apple Valley. Tickets are $20 for the early show, $25 for the late show. Both feature laughs, food and drinks. Late show features free champagne toast at midnight, party favors, music and dancing. Tickets available at or by calling (651) 528-8454. Louie Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Baby Boomer,â&#x20AC;? 7:30 and 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets range from $29.95 to $101.95 for VIP tickets and a pre-show meet and greet. Purchase tickets at the box office or by phone at (952) 895-4680. Concerts Silver Bells Christmas Show featuring The Diamonds, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets range from $51 to $17 for adults, $22 for children 12 and under at the box office, or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Christmas Show, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Burnsville

Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets are $19 at the box office, or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or

Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle from 4 to 5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, (952) 953-2385. Ages 12-18. Dance Free admission. Free snack and Heartbeat Performing Arts writing workshop with Guante. Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15th anniversary Jewelry Club, 1 to 3 p.m. show, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, Friday, Dec. 14, at the Eagan Art at Eastview High School. Tick- House. Cost: $15 per class. Regets are available at Heartbeat istration required: www.eaganartPerforming Arts Center for $20 or (651) 675-5521. for adults and $18 for children Mystery Art Night at the under 12. Tickets will be $25 at Eagan Art House from 7 to 9 p.m. the door. Information: (952) 432- Friday, Dec. 14. Cost is $25 to 7833. preregister or $30 at the door. Supplies and light refreshments Exhibits provided. Information: www.eaâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Color, Motion, and Land- or (651) 675scape,â&#x20AC;? an exhibit featuring the 5521. works of Mary Lingen, Joonja Sample Saturday at the Lee Mornes, and Nanci Yerma- Eagan Art House from 1 to 5 p.m. koff, is on display through Dec. Dec. 15. Pastel painting sampler 15 in the gallery at Burnsville workshop. Supplies provided. Performing Arts Center, 12600 Cost: $20. Registration required: Nicollet Ave. or (651) An acrylic painting exhibit 675-5521. by Sue Kemnitz is on display Adult painting open studio through Jan. 30 at Lakeville Area from 9 a.m. to noon the first and Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. third Fridays of the month at the Information: (952) 985-4640. Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Theater Information: (651) 675-5521. Chameleon Theatre Circle Music Together in the Valwill present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Return to the For- ley offers classes for parents bidden Planetâ&#x20AC;? at 7:30 p.m. and their infant, toddler and preDec. 13-15, and 2 p.m. Dec. 16, school children in Rosemount, at Burnsville Performing Arts Farmington, Lakeville and Apple Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tick- Valley. Information: www.musicets are $20 for adults; $17 for or (651) students, seniors, and groups of 439-4219. eight or more. Tickets can be purThe Eagan Art House offers chased at the box office, or via classes for ages 4 through adult. Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 For a complete listing go to www. or or call (651) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Irving Berlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s White 675-5521. Christmasâ&#x20AC;? will be presented Dan Petrov Art Studio in Friday-Sunday, Dec. 14-30, by Burnsville offers oil painting The Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Thing Productions classes for beginners, intermeat Lakeville Area Arts Center, diate and advanced skill level 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are painters,, $13 and can be purchased online (763) 843-2734. at www.lakevilleareaartscenter. Teens Express Yourself com or by calling (952) 985-4640. with Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Workshops/classes/other Burnsville, www.BrushworksS-

family calendar a.m. to noon, Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail, Lakeville. Free, but registration required at www.lakeville-rapconnect. Saturday, Dec. 15 com. Information: (952) 985Christmas in Sugarland, 4600. open house, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Blood drives Church and School, 151 E. The American Red Cross County Road 42, Burnsville. will hold the following blood Activities include skit, songs, drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS cookie decorating, crafts, (1-800-733-2767) or visit redgames, and more. Free. Infor- to make an apmation: pointment or for more information. Sunday, Dec. 16 â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 14, 12:30 to 5:30 Free practice ACT test, p.m., Easter Lutheran Church 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Learning, 170 Cobblestone Road, Eagan. Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calcuâ&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 15, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 lator. Reservations: (952) 435- p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 6603. To receive test results, W. County Road 42, Burnsville. parents must be present at a â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., follow-up appointment. Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Helpers Kids Road, Eagan. Cheer Clinic by the Eastview â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., High School competition cheer Dakota County Regional Chamteam for students in grades ber of Commerce, Unisys, 3199 K-8, noon to 4 p.m., in the Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. gym. Parent performance at â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3:45 p.m. Cost: $35, includes Culverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3445 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Leary Lane, T-shirt, pom-poms, snack and Eagan. more. Information/registration: â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 19, noon to 5 p.m., Culverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 17800 Kenwood Trail, viewlightningcheer. Lakeville. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29 Walmart, 7835 150th St. W., Winter Birds, all ages, 10 Apple Valley. To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: darcy.

theater and arts briefs, (651) 214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River 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) 736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Information: (651) 675-5500. Savage Art Studios, 4735 W. 123rd St., Suite 200, Savage, offers classes/workshops for all ages. Information: www. or (952) 895-0375. 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 to 3:30 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, 20732 Holt Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages,, (952) 985-4640. Rosemount History Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, (952) 255-8545 or

Shaun Johnson/ Big Band Experience Shaun Johnson, Emmy Award winner and lead vocalist of Tonic Sol-fa, will bring his Big Band Experience to Burnsville Performing Arts Center for a 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, concert. The holiday performance will raise money for Wishes and More, a charity that provides extraordinary experiences for children fighting life-threatening conditions. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and via Ticketmaster at (800) 9822787 or

For more information, visit www.bigbandexperience. com or shaunjohnsononline.

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763-479-3000 Closes Dec. 16

Mildon Brothers Hot Tubs & Swim Spa

2012 12’ Swim Spa, 31 Stainless Steel Jets, 1400 Gallons, 6 Fountains, Underwater Lighting, 2 Swim Pumps & 1 Therapy Pump; 2012 8’ Dynasty, Seats 6 w/a Lounger, Fountain Jets, 425 Gallons & LED Lighting; 1996 6 Person CalSpa Hot Tub, Digital Controls, Cover, 42 Jets & Light; Tiger River Spa, 2 Pumps, 20 Jets & Good Shape; Elite Spa Seats 8 People; Marquis Spa Seats 6 & Wood Exterior. Log on today to BID!!!

Close Dec. 16

We Sell Your Stuff Auction 140

1999 Audi A6Q, All Wheel Drive, Leather Seats & Keyless Entry; 1995 Chevy Camaro, Nice Tires, Six Alpine Speakers & New Paint; 1997 Chevy Silverado, 5 Passenger, New Clutch & Seats are in good shape; 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, Power Locks & Windows & Runs/Drives well; 2007 Princecraft 14Ft. Jon Boat, Mercury 4 Motor & Guide Trolling Motor & 1991 Lakes & Rivers by Crestline Trailer. Log on today to BID!!!

Closes Dec. 17

North Central Services Felling FT20, Snow Plow 2012

2011 Felling Trailer w/ 20 Foot Wood Decking, 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5 Passenger 4 X 4 Sport Trac, Portable Fish House w/ Drop Down Trailer System & 4 Angling Holes, 1941 Allis Chalmers Tractor, Meyer Snow Plow, 1983 Pace Arrow by Fleetwood, Aluminum Garage Door, Hitachi Rotary Hammer Drill, Boat Tires, Tractor Tires & Split Oak Fire Wood. To make your bid make sure you visit us online TODAY!!!

Closes Dec. 18

WBL December Consignments I

Data East Heavy Barrel Arcade Soldier Shooting Game, 1998 2R 500 Arctic Cat Custom Chameleon Paint, Books, Dearborn Propane Room Heater, Danish Desk w. Pull Out Shelves, Antique Tables, Swivel Barber Shop Mirror, Lawnboy Push Mower w/ Leaf Bag, Johnson Snowmobile Cutter/Sled, Tires, 2002 Suburban 3rd Row Seat, Tools, Hubcaps, Bicycles & More. To take a closer look visit us online & make your bid NOW!!!

Closes Dec. 18

K & C Auctions Minneapolis Ocean Tech 57

Laptop & Desktop Computers Including: IBM Thinkpad, Apple iMac, HP Compaq, Dell & HP Compaq Mini; Uniden Cordless Telephones, LCD Montitors, USB Instant Video Interface, Wireless Plantronics Headsets, Projector, USB Camera, Philips Portable DVD Player, Troy Micro Tuner Secure Toner, Car Tape Deck, Toledo Scale, VHS Camcorder, Printer, International Travel Converter, Canton Subs & Much MORE!!!

Closes Dec. 16

White Feather Trading #20

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup, 2 Door Cab, 4WD, Short Box, Very Clean & In Excellent Condition; 2004 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Door Wagon, Recently Updated Transmission & Alloy Wheels; 1999 Chevrolet Metro Sedan, Great Gas Mileage & New Tires; 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3 Door Van w/ All Wheel Drive; 1950’s Child High Chair & Much More. To view these great vehicles online visit us at today & bid NOW!!!

Closes Dec. 17

J.A.X. of Benson Sale #134

1996 Chevrolet Pickup Truck, GM Pick-Up Aluminum Wheels w/ Covers, 1753 UK Half Penny used in Early America, Large Assortment of Collector Coins, Tonka Vehicles, Vintage Dresser, Union Leader Tobacco Can, Pin Ups, Pyrex, Home Décor, Porcelain Dolls, Christmas Décor, Bowling Ball & Bags, Rod & Reels & Much More. Log on today and check out this great auction with unique items by visiting NOW!!!

Closes Dec. 17

A.B.I. Auctions for Business and Industry Auction 32

Dake Corporation 150 tTon Tire Press, American Manufacturing Company Scissor Lift, aHytrol Conveyor Company scissor Lift & Conveyor, Onyx Stealth Floor Burnishers, Welders, Hoists, Industrial Fans, GE, Westinghouse, Dayton & Other Motors, Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager, Buss Plugs, Air Conditioner Control Panels Including: Hubbell AC Connector, AllenBradley, Westinghouse, Siemens & a whole lot MORE!!!

Closes Dec. 18

December Firearms, Original Artwork & Sporting Auction

Remington Sportsman 58, Winchester Model 100, Ruger Super Hawk, CZ 9 mm W/ Two Clips, Large Variety of Original Painting/Pictures w/ Frames, Assortment of Ducks, Deer Head Mount, Duck Mount, Bafflehead Mount, Burris Landmark Telescope, Statues, Big Chief Snow Shoes, Signed Footballs, Baseballs & Basketballs, Home Décor & Much More. To make your bid make sure you visit us at TODAY!!!

Closes Dec. 19

D.A.M. Lowry, MN Sale 1

1959 Oliver Cleet Track Dozer, 1990 Lincoln Town Car, 1975 Dodge Motorhome, Double Stall out House, John Deere 16 Ft. Cultivator, 18 Ft. Drag w/ Fold Up Wings, Bottom Plow, Allis Chalmers Utility Tractor, Horse Drawn Cultivator, Portable Fish House, John Deere Riding Lawn Mowers & Cultivator, Craftsman Snow Blower, Colt 250cc Snowmobile, Cream Separator, Power Tools, Home Décor & Much MORE!!!

Closes Dec. 16

2000 Chevy Suburban 1500 4 X 4, Power Options, Push Button 4WD, 5.3 Liter V8, Great Conidition & Bonus has a Fresh Oil Change; 2001 Ford Ranger 2WD w/ Reliable 5 Speed Manual Transmission & Gas Savings 2.5 Liter 4 Cylinder Engine, Alpine CD Player, Comes w/ 3 Extra Tires. If you are in the market for a new automobile that are in great condition then do not wait any longer & log on to make your bid TODAY!!! Closes Dec. 17

Christenson St. Paul Estate, China, Silver, Antiques

Closes Dec. 17

Advanced Sales Consignment Auction #33

Closes Dec. 18

D.A.M. Osakis 4040 JD Front Wheel Assist Tractor

• Wheelchairs And Cushions • Scooters • Bath And Shower Aides • Walkers And Accessories • Seat Lift Chairs • Orthopedics And Specialty Pillows • Hospital Beds And Accessories • Aides For Daily Living

Closes Dec. 18

Violin. These are set up and ready to play for your Christmas gatherings. Are you looking for a new hobby? Are you in the market for a new Violin? This auction is featuring Violins all expertly tuned by Violinist Amundson Violin: ¾ Size German Steiner w/ Excellent Wood Selection Circa 1900 comes w/Coffin Case & Bow; Full Size Violins w/Coffin Cases & Bow w/ New Hair. To make your bid on one of these fantastic musical instruments visit us online and get your new Violin before CHRISTMAS!!!

D.A.M. Osakis Commercial Coffee, Espresso & Cappuccino Machine Have you dreamed of opening your very own coffee shop? This auction is here for you featuring a La Cimballi Commercial Cappuccino, Ristretto, Latte & Double Latte Beverage Machine, Recently Serviced & is Ready to Start Brewing, Less than 10,000 Cups Brewed so is basically New. To make your bid visit us at and view this machine in more detail and start your New Inexpensive Business TODAY!!!

Closes Dec. 20

J.A.X. of Benson Sale #135

Rogers Surplus Equipment

1997 Chevrolet 2500 Suburban LT, Henderson Dump Box & Lift, Dual Auger Snow blowers, Poly Spray Tanks, Ace RotoMolt Vertical Poly Tank, Olathe Sweeper, SUV Tailgate Spreader w/ Motor & Controls, Skidsteer Snow Bucket, Berlin Industries Bucket Sander, Snow Wolf 9ft Push Plows, John Deere Mower Deck, Western Icebreaker, Bonnel Push-NPlows & Much More. Log on today to & BID!!!

John Deere 4040 MFW European Year, Early to Mid 80s Horsepower, Rated 100hp Engine, Has a JD 4050 Engine, Minimal Hours on the Hydraulic Manufactured Front Wheel Assist Quad Range Transmission, Wonderful Tires, New Fuel Pump, Muffler, Air Filter, Engine Oil & Filter, 2-6 Volt Batteries, Fuel Cap Operator Manual 3 Point Hitch 1 SCV Purchased w/ Low Hours. To make your bid log on today and bid NOW!!!

Closes Dec. 19

Custom Sales December Trailers

Are you in the market for a new trailer? Do you have tools or sport utilities that you need to travel with? This auction is the one for you as it is featuring some 2013 Cargomate Enclosed Trailers, 2011 Cargomate Factory Holdover, 2006 Pontiac G6, Rounded Top & Sides 2013 Enclosed Trailer, 1996 Polaris Sport & Large Assortment of Truck Rims. To make your bid visit view these items & get yours NOW!!!

Close Dec. 17

Antique Coca-Cola Machine, Di-cast Coca Cola Collectables, Wooden Fishing Lures, Fishing Decoy, Pictures, Oak Rocking Chair, Beer Signs, Glass Lamps, Tools Including Saws, Drill Brace’s & Squares. Collectables Plates, Antique Toys, Hat Boxes, Barbie Dolls, U.S. US Military Items, Furniture, Bedroom Set, Silver Trays & Much More. Visit us online at to view these auction items & Bid online NOW!!!

Whiteford 14 foot Isuzu Truck, Chrysler 300c, Suburban, Dodge,

1996 14 FT Isuzu NPT Turbo Diesel, Shelving w/Truck & Recently Updated; 2005 Chrysler 300M w/ HEMI Engine, Fast, 22” Rims, Heated Leather, Sun Roof, Updated Parts & 6 Disc CD Changer; 2003 Volvo SUV 7 Passenger SUV, AWD, Leather & DVD Entertainment Center; 1999 Volvo S80 T6, Heated Leather Seats, Daily Driver & Sun Roof; 1999 Suburban 5.7 Vortec that seats 9 & One Ton1996 Dodge Ram. Log on NOW!!!

Closes Dec. 17

Are you looking for some unique pieces for your home? Are you a collector? Check out this auction featuring: German Made Cukoo Clock , Kerosen Lamp, Wall Clock w/ Pendulum & Has Amazing Chimes, Oneida Sterling Silver Flatware, Dishes & Carving Knives, China Cabinet w/ Glass Shelves & Lights, Oak Curio Cabinet w/Mirrored Background, Teapots Vases, Saucers & Much More. Log on today to make a BID!!!



Closes Dec. 16

Empire Wholesale Truck Auction #2

GCS Outdoor Sportsman's Christmas Sale

Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator, Trolling Motor, CLAM Portable Ice Fishing Shacks, Hunting Knives, Instant Garages, Inflatable Boats, Tonneau Truck Covers, Hunting Stands & Blinds, ATV Accessories, Antler Chandelier, Fire pits, Boat Seats, Camping Gear, Pet Accessories, Duck Decoy Weight Retrievers & Much More. Preview the item that you want & make your bid on your new Outdoor Gear online TODAY!!!


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