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Apple Valley | Rosemount December 7, 2012 | Volume 33 | Number 41
Breakfast with Santa
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A Christmas classic A local children’s theater company is bringing “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” to the stage of the Lakeville Area Arts Center this month. Page 21A
Man dies in Cedar Avenue crash, four others injured
Ryan and Kye Brouchet of Apple Valley get in their holiday gift requests during the “Breakfast with Santa” family event held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Apple Valley Community Center. In addition to face time with jolly old St. Nick, the event hosted by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department offered a variety of holiday activities, crafts and games for children ages 3-10 and their parents. More photos are at SunThisweek.com.
A 26-year-old Farmington man was killed and another man is in critical condition after a Sunday rollover night crash on Cedar Avenue near McAndrews Road in Apple Valley. The Minnesota State Patrol reports Inoncencio Munoz-Gutierrez, 26, of Farmington was killed after a 2000 GMC Savana driven southbound on Cedar Avenue by Solomon Adorno, 31, of Farmington struck a metal guard rail and spun into northbound lane where it was hit by a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. Adorno was in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center after the crash. A Lakeville family was traveling in the Tahoe, and the driver, Jason M. Bruenig, 39, and Kristi M. Bruenig, 35, suffered minor injuries; daughter Hannah Bruenig, 7, was not injured. The accident happened just before 6 p.m. No reason was given as to why the vehicle struck the guard rail. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, and all involved were wearing seat belts, according to the State Patrol. Laura Adelmann is at firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
Lifeworks opens Apple Valley center Senior housing $3.3 million facility serves adults with disabilities project advances by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK
Jones juggles present, future The point guard for No. 1-ranked Apple Valley still weighing college offers. Page 14A
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The pumpkins are long gone and Lifeworks Services clients and staff are settling into their digs. Lifeworks, an Eagan-based nonprofit that provides enrichment programs and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities, held an open house Tuesday to celebrate the opening of its new Apple Valley facility. Built on the site of what was once a pumpkin patch at Upper 147th Street and Johnny Cake Ridge Road, the $3.3 million building features overhead wheelchair lifts, a fitness center and a space dedicated to those with autism, among other amenities. “We feel like this is the premier facility Photo by Andrew Miller of its kind in the state and our clients and Musical Syndrome, a music group made up of Lifeworks clients and families love it,” said Judy Lysne, Lifeworks staff, performed at the Dec. 4 open house for Lifeworks’ new Apple president and CEO. Valley facility. Lifeworks also operates centers in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Lifeworks began to shift its focus entirely to adults in Hastings, Minneapolis, Mankato and St. Paul. The new 1988 when public schools created special education proApple Valley center replaces a center in Burnsville and is grams. Today, Lifeworks provides services for 850 adults twice the size of that site. It will serve 120 people. with disabilities across the Twin Cities. The nonprofit was founded in 1965 by a group of The new building in Apple Valley was designed by parents seeking more educational opportunities for their Lampert Architects and built by Mendota Heightsdisabled children. based RJ Ryan Construction. By 1973, the organization began offering opportuniMore about the nonprofit is at www.lifeworks.org. ties for adults as the nation began to deinstitutionalize people with developmental disabilities. Andrew Miller is at email@example.com.
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The Rosemount Christmas Tree Lighting was Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Steeple Center, prior to the second performance of Christmas at the Steeple Center – a holiday variety show organized by the Rosemount Area Arts Council. The event featured remarks by the mayor, music from members of the Rosemount High School Brass and Percussion Ensemble and RHS Choir Ensemble and a visit from Santa. The event was sponsored by the Rosemount Youth Commission, Rosemount Area Arts Council, and the Rosemount Business Council. More photos are at SunThisweek.com.
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About a year after the city of Rosemount parted ways with another developer because it could not finance the proposed Steeple Center senior housing project, the City Council approved entering into a preliminary development agreement with Bloomington-based Doran Development LLC in anticipation of drafting a final development contract in the next 90 days. The move, which received unanimous council and Port Authority approval Tuesday night, sets the stage for initial work to begin for the proposed 80- to 90-unit senior housing building and attached 5,000-square-foot senior center that would be built on the 1.6-acre area where St. Joseph Catholic School used to stand along with some residential homes. One of the stipulations of the agreement is that Doran satisfy a number of conditions that the city says would merit providing a public subsidy for the project. That subsidy would be selling the land to Doran for $1. Before that can happen, Doran would have to build a building with a value between $10 million and $15 million, not make an unreasonable profit, include 60 underground and 30 surface parking spaces, and show a 20-30 percent savings to the city by jointly constructing the private senior housing and public senior center among other items. Community Development Director Kim Lindquist said the agreement is more detailed than previous ones related to the See HOUSING, 13A
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Compassionate Friends to light candles The South of the River Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will participate in the 16th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 9, to honor the memories of all children, regardless of age, who have died. The event, believed to be the largest mass candle lighting in the world, will have its local gathering as part of a special service held at 7 p.m. at Shepherd
of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. It will feature music, readings and a candlelighting ceremony. Annually tens of thousands of families, united in loss, light candles for one hour during the Worldwide Candle Lighting. Candles are first lit at 7 p.m., local time, just west of the International Date Line. As can-
dles burn down in one time zone, they are lighted in the next, creating a 24-hour wave of light as the observance continues around the world. The organization’s national website, www.compassionatefriends.org, will post information on more than 550 services. To contact the South of the River Chapter, call Susan Ferber at (651) 6839236.
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Saks Fifth Off 5th to be Eagan outlet anchor by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will be the anchor of an upscale outlet mall planned for Eagan. Paragon Outlet Partners, a Balitmore-based real estate development firm, announced on Monday the upscale clothing store will open a 28,000-square-foot store at its newest outlet center, which is slated to open in November 2014 in the Cedar Grove Redevelopment District. â€œWe recognized the opportunity and growth potential in the Paragon Outlets Twin Cities in Eagan,â€? said Robert Wallstrom, president of Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th in a Dec. 3 news release. â€œThis location will enable us to continue to deliver our distinct merchandise offerings and ser-
vice to area residents and visitors in the MinneapolisSt. Paul marketplace.â€? Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th is a tenant at several Paragon outlet malls throughout the nation. â€œMany tenants follow us from one project to another,â€? Development Partner for Paragon Kelvin Antill said at a Nov. 21 council meeting. â€œWe feel the key to our outlet projects is in strong tenant relationships.â€? Plans for the $100 million center calls for an outdoor complex that includes a mix of large and small retail stores. Paragon envisions the 408,000-square-foot mall will have 100 different upscale stores. â€œAs we create a dominant outlet center in the Twin Cities market, the
addition of Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th represents our steadfast commitment to offer customers convenient access to a collection of the worldâ€™s most iconic brands at dramatic savings,â€? Paragon Outlet Partners Principal Nicholas King said in the news release. Paragon plans to begin construction of the outlet center in Eagan in the spring of 2013. The project is expected to bring about 400 construction jobs and between 1,500 and 2,000 retail jobs when it opens in 2014. Once finished the outlet mall will add approximately $84 million to the tax base, according to city officials. Jessica Harper is at email@example.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
Arc plans Value Village thrift store in Burnsville by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK
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Eastview High Schoolâ€™s Jaclyn Anderson and Jake Speikers put on their game faces for the school theater departmentâ€™s production of â€œGood News,â€? a musical set on a footballobsessed college campus in the 1920s that features songs such as â€œThe Best Things in Life are Freeâ€? and â€œLife is Just a Bowl of Cherries.â€? Show times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 1415, and 2 p.m. Dec. 9. For ticket information, call the school box office at (952) 431-8955. Below: Cole Peterson, Jack Groves, Cuong Duong, Chris Cartwright and Jaclyn Anderson get into the spirit of the â€™20s in â€œGood News.â€?
A new thrift store appears headed for Burnsville. The Arc Greater Twin Cities is seeking to open its fifth Value Village store in the former Ultimate Electronics store at 14232 Burnhaven Drive. The building is south of County Road 42 and west of Burnsville Center near the Burnhaven Library. The Arc Greater Twin Cities, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families, has Value Village stores in Richfield, New Hope, Brooklyn Center and St. Paul.
Thereâ€™s demand for a south suburban store, said Laurel Hansen, business director of The Arc Greater Twin Cities. â€œWe have a lot of customers, donors and volunteers that come from south of the river and have been sort of encouraging us to maybe have a site in their neck of the woods,â€? Hansen said Monday. â€œThat opportunity is appealing, and weâ€™re hoping to make it a reality for spring 2013.â€? The Ultimate Electronics building has been vacant for some time but only recently came onto the market, Hansen said. Value Village stores sell mostly used clothing and household items. They accept donated goods. Thrift-
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store sales fund about half of The Arcâ€™s services, which include advocacy and support groups, Hansen said. â€œThrifting is such a popular and well-received business nowadays,â€? she said. Many of the people working in Value Village stores are volunteers, Hansen said. Stores typically employee around 50 people, most of them part time, and have 100 or more volunteers, she said. The Arcâ€™s flagship store, in Richfield, is 30 years old, Hansen said. John Gessner can be reached at john.gessner@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
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Pizza Ranch opens in Apple Valley Pizza Ranch is open for business in Apple Valley. The popular Iowa-based pizza chain opened its newest location Monday at the northeast corner of Pilot Knob Road and 157th Street in the cityâ€™s Cobblestone Lake neighborhood. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant seats approximately 250 people in a dining area with decor that mimics the Old West. It of-
fers dine-in, carry-out and delivery, as well as glutenfree menu options. The new restaurant is the first free-standing Pizza Ranch in the metro area. Pizza Ranch also has strip mall locations in Lakeville and Champlin. The Apple Valley restaurant will employ approximately 110 people in part-time positions, according to Pizza Ranch.
A â€œfast casualâ€? restaurant chain founded in 1981, Pizza Ranch has about 170 restaurants in nine states, mostly in the Midwest. In addition to pizza, its menu offers chicken, a salad bar and a pizza-and-chicken buffet. More about the restaurant is at www.pizzaranch. com. â€”Andrew Miller
Pet food drive runs through Dec. 15 Dog Day Getaway of Apple Valley and the Twin Cities Dog Daycare Association are conducting the inaugural Great Minnesota Pet Food Drive through Dec. 15. Bins are in the lobby at Dog Day Getaway for cus-
tomers to contribute food, supplies, or monetary donations. All donations will be collected for local charities such as The Pet Project, an organization that helps families avoid surrendering pets by providing pet food.
Donations will also go to local shelters and rescue organizations. Dog Day Getaway is at 6950 146th St. W., Suite 128, Apple Valley, (952) 431-9663.
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Newspaper group bolsters political coverage team by Howard Lestrud ECM PUBLISHERS POLITICAL EDITOR
Abraham Lincoln is alive and well. It seems this is true, seeing the many books, periodicals, television specials and movie productions that are before us. In my new assignment as political editor for ECM Publishers, I just might try to gain an interview with America’s 16th president. I haven’t seen the movie yet but in a future column, I plan to visit about it. I watched the trailer video and that’s enough to get your history-loving corpuscles hopping and jumping. This leads me to share my excitement for my new assignment. This is another chapter in my 50-plus years newspaper career. I entered semi-retirement nearly two years ago, still carrying out some of my duties dedicated to ECM’s website HometownSource and to the ECM Editorial Board. I am now shifting away from HometownSource. I will continue leading a conference call once a week with the editors of ECM Publishers. I hope to continue serving on the ECM Editorial Board and now will work side by side at times with ECM Publishers’ capitol reporter, Tim Budig. Our mission will be to continue providing news stories on the happenings at the Capitol, happenings that accent the local impact of state government. Our ECM Capitol coverage has the potential of reaching over 650,000 households. I have worked with Tim in previous years, more as a sounding board for his assignments. Now, we will work together in bringing political impact to the newspapers and online publications you read.
Government has always intrigued me from a historical standpoint. Working with Tim, I have witnessed history as it happens through his pen and camera lens. Together, we covered the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. I now plan on utilizing those same tools to bring topics forward that appeal to our readers. This new commitment by ECM Publishers to provide more well-rounded government news coverage will see a partnership, too, with MinnPost in providing coverage of our Minnesota delegation in the U.S. Congress, our two U.S. senators and eight U.S. representatives. MinnPost has had Devin Henry in Washington covering national politics and the Minnesota congressional delegation for MinnPost since May 2011. Before his Washington assignment, Henry was editor in chief of the Minnesota Daily, the student newspaper at the University of Minnesota. He’s previously done internships with the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. A native of Minnesota, Henry often travels home to cover the congressional delegation back in the state, including two month-long trips before November’s election. Henry grew up in Shakopee and
graduated from the U in 2011 with degrees in journalism and political science. A strong cog in our government news reporting team is Tim Budig, known as T.W. Budig in his byline. He started at the Capitol in the last months of the Carlson Administration, so that would have been the latter part of 1997 – wow, that’s a long time ago, just like 50 years ago for me. Budig has been in the newspaper business more than 20 years. His first job was on a community newspaper in Circle Pines, though he had done some freelance work prior to that. Budig has been connected to many of the newsmakers at the Capitol since he started his Capitol reporter assignment in late 1997. “One thing I like about the Capitol is that the place is greater than the people in it,” he says. “That is, while people come and go, the larger ideals outlast everybody, which is the way it’s suppose to be. It’s both stirring and humbling.” Some of the most challenging stories he’s dealt with are the ones that go on and on and on. The Vikings stadium story was one. The years of debate over the Northstar Commuter Rail Line was another. In looking ahead to what might be on the state government burners, I also take a moment to look back at my involvement with being a political observer/reporter. As a young editor of my college newspaper in Austin, Minn., I vividly remember doing a page layout on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. During JFK’s campaign, I visited a local campaign office and still proudly cling to a Kennedy for President campaign pin.
One of my biggest assignments early in my newspaper career at The Evening Tribune in Albert Lea was covering Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign stop in Rochester, one week before the 1968 election. With proper credentials I had the opportunity to photograph Nixon from about 10 feet away. I even snapped a photo of him doing is famous Victory hands salute. Those photos from that appearance nearly covered the front page of that day’s newspaper. It was a real rush for a young reporter. I also earned a tongue lashing from a Boston Globe photographer for having my right elbow too high in the air, shielding his view. Oh well, I learned. Sitting at my Evening Tribune desk one day in my days as a cub reporter, I was nudged by an extended hand. The introduction came next: “Hello, I’m Eugene McCarthy.” I have had the opportunity to have covered events including these presidents: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. I’ve also interviewed the following Minnesota governors: Elmer L. Andersen, Harold LeVander, Wendell Anderson, Al Quie, Arne Carlson, Jesse Ventura, Tim Pawlenty and Mark Dayton. Agreed, other journalists have covered more presidents and governors but these opportunities help me appreciate current events. Via this column and news stories, I plan to provide political news of interest. If you have a political question or have a story idea, send it my way: howard.lestrud@ ecm-inc.com.
District 196, other school leaders describe education priorities by Joe Nathan SUN THISWEEK
What should the top educational priority be for Congress and the Obama Administration? Twenty-seven Minnesota education leaders recently responded when I asked them. Their recommendations fell into several major areas, some general, and some specific. Jane Berenz, School District 196 superintendent, urged the president to: “Create an invironment that honors and elevates the profession of teaching by investing in and supporting professionals who are in fromt of children every day.” Dennis Carlson, Anoka-Hennepin superintendent, spoke for many, including Eden Prairie Superintendent Curt Tryggestad, when he wrote, “We need a bipartisan approach to address Special Education funding. The Anoka-Hennepin school district is now subsidizing special education services to students using $31 million annually from our general fund. We support wholeheartedly the services to our special education students but it should not come
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Joe Nathan as a cost to our other students. State and federal mandates should be adequately funded or the statute intent is not genuine.” According to the non-partisan publication Education Week, Congress promised to pay approximately 40 percent of the cost of special education when the initial federal law was passed in 1975. But current federal spending is about 16 percent of the costs. Providing 40 percent would involve going from about $11.5 billion to about $35.3 billion. Legislation that would do this by 2021 was introduced earlier this year, but it did not pass. Tom Dooher, president of Education Minnesota, agreed and added to these priorities.
“My top priority for the next president is to stop treating federal education policy like a political football and bring some stability to our schools,” he said. “That starts with closing the Pell Grant shortfall once and for all, actually honoring the federal government’s promise to pay for special education in the states and replacing No Child Left Behind with a new law that creates sensible accountability while preserving flexibility at the state and local levels.” Jason Ulbrich, executive director of Eagle Ridge Charter, Eden Prairie wrote “My number one priority in education for the next president … is to encourage high performing schools to share best practices and reproduce. This would include providing promised funding on time and to give flexibility in utilizing federal monies.” Finally, many leaders agreed with Cam Hedlund of the Lakes International Charter in Forest Lake. He wrote: “Please move away from standardized test scores as the sole measure of a school’s success. Please insist that states measure school success by how well educators meet the needs of the
whole child, by how well they help students become well-rounded world citizens, by how well they help students maintain physical and emotional well-being and balance and by how much students come to love learning and maintain a sense of inquiry throughout their lives.” Our taxes have paid for development of new assessments that are supposed to give a broader, more complete view of student progress. Standardized tests measure some, but not all important things we want students to learn. It may be naïve to think that Congress and the president will agree on most, or even all of these suggestions. But I think it’s a good list. I hope legislators listen to and learn from these folks. Joe Nathan received awards from parent, professional and student groups for his work. Reactions welcome, firstname.lastname@example.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
History signals slower recovery for industrial workers by Lee Egerstrom SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK
Back in the early 1920s when the Great Depression had already set foot in rural America, Minnesota Gov. J.A.O. Preus and six other Midwest state governors convened a National Wheat Conference in Chicago to discuss what they could do to counter economic problems hammering the countryside and farm prices. Industrial America may be in a similar situation today. Unemployed and underemployed workers are painfully aware of the slow or “jobless” recovery that has followed the 2007-2009 Great Recession. What agricultural educators note and most other Americans forget is that the farm depression lasted from 1920 to 1941, much longer than the Great Depression for the nation. Are today’s working people facing a similar fate? Agriculture offers lessons for modern Minnesota and modern American industry, said Tom O’Connell, a labor historian and sociologist at Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities. That makes the Chicago wheat conference worthy of note. “More than 10 million men, women and children of the United States are directly interested in the produc-
Lee Egerstrom tion of wheat,” Preus and the governors declared in calling for the summit, as Time magazine reported in July 1923. Nick Kominus, a veteran Washington, D.C., journalist, former government information specialist, and trade association executive found the Time magazine article about Preus and passed it along. While currently researching a book on USDA history, Kominus thought the Minnesota connection and the sheer changes in demographic numbers might be of interest for Minnesota 2020 and its readers. What’s especially telling is how science has replaced physical labor on farms, and what that might suggest about other current industrial sectors. Back in 1920, Census Bureau and other data show there were 31.6 million people living on farms, with a total U.S. population of 105.7 million. There were 6.4 mil-
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lion American farms, and farmers represented 27 percent of the U.S. workforce. A combination of studies from Census, the USDA Economic Research Service, and the Labor Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis finds the following contemporary data: There were 2.1 million farms ranging from large commercial enterprises to small exurban hobby farms in 2011; only 45.1 percent of the farm operators declared themselves as primarily dependent on farm operations in the 2007 U.S. Census of Agriculture, and the Labor Department’s bureau found people engaged in agriculture made up only 1.5 percent of the U.S. workforce in 2008. Agriculture has gone through a huge transition. American manufacturing may be only midstream in such change. The World Bank currently estimates that 40 percent of the global workforce is made up of farmers and agricultural workers. What happens when these agricultural land operators catch up with North America, European, South American and Oceanic-style agriculture physics (machines), biology and chemistry to displace farm and field workers? “This is the dialogue that should be going on now,” said Metro State’s O’Connell. Up to 1.3 billion people by World Bank estimates may become accessible to cheap labor manufacturing once they are displaced by science on the world’s farms. This is consistent with the rural migration to cities and urban industrialization that has marked China’s development over the past two decades. Anyone doubt outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs to cheap-labor developing countries will continue in the future? Steve Keillor, the Minnesota author
(“Cooperative Commonwealth,” Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2000), historian and current adjunct professor of Minnesota history at Bethel University, said laborers probably should be looking at owning their own factories to build sustainable jobs and businesses, like they do in the Mondragon region of Spain. Then again, Minnesota history of such ventures doesn’t guarantee success. Keillor noted that the former Knights of Labor union was a leader in developing this democratic capitalism with cooperage businesses. But coopers succeeded only in making the flour barrels for Minneapolis flour millers shortly before Minneapolis millers moved milling to Buffalo, N.Y., and other points closer to consumers. Then, canvas and paper packaging materials replaced barrels for storing and shipping bread and bakery flours. Much of this election year’s political rhetoric was based on putting things back in place as they were before the Great Recession (2007-2009). That might not be a reality, or even the best strategy. Looking back, Keillor said Minnesota’s cooperage business wasn’t a bad strategy, but it was terrible timing in the face of scientific changes hitting the industry. For the present, O’Connell said public attention should focus on what changes are occurring to industry and manufacturing with an eye toward developing an industrial policy. Labor, the middle class, educators, and people who still have some influence on public policy should be looking at “where are we going,” he said. “That’s where we need a good dialogue.” Lee Egerstrom is a Minnesota 2020 Economic Development Fellow. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
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Window broken, but no injuries, in handgun mishap at townhome by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK
Police say an Apple Valley man cleaning his new handgun accidentally fired a bullet through his window and into the wall of a neighboring home. The 35-year-old gun owner contacted police the afternoon of
Saturday, Nov. 17, to report the incident at his townhome on the 15500 block of Flight Way. Officers responded to the residence and took his statement. According to his account, he had been cleaning his new HiPoint 9-mm handgun, purchased a week earlier, and decided to
Burnsville man gets 4 years in friend’s shooting by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK
A 23-year-old Burnsville man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for the shooting death of a friend last Dec. 31. Kyle Alan Dague pleaded guilty in October to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 22-year-old Justin James Schauer, a victim of gun horseplay at Dague’s apartment on the 12700 block of Nicollet Avenue South. Dague initially told Burnsville police that he and Schauer had each been playing a game with a handgun in which the holder would pull back the slide of the gun and catch the ejected bullet in the air with his free hand. Dague said when he wasn’t looking he heard the gun go off, and that Schauer must have shot himself. That was a lie and Dague was the shooter, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said in a statement Friday, Nov. 30, after Judge Martha Simonett sentenced Dague to 48 months in prison. “This was a senseless death that could easily have been prevented,” Backstrom said. “You should always assume a gun is loaded and you should never point a gun
at another person.” Dague called 911 at around 2:40 a.m. to report that Schauer had been shot. He was found dead at the scene, the victim of a single 9 mm gunshot to his forehead. Later test firings led the Dakota County medical examiner to conclude that the fatal shot had been fired from approximately 6 to 8 inches away. Through a DNA analysis, it was found that Dague’s DNA was the one dominant profile on the gun and that no DNA match was made to Schauer. Police determined that Dague had purchased the handgun in April 2011. Investigators questioned several witnesses who said that they had seen Dague on multiple occasions playing the game he described to police, in which he would pull back the slide of the weapon, eject a live bullet from the chamber, and catch the bullet in his free hand. Two witnesses also told police that they had seen Dague on previous occasions point the handgun directly toward others, pull the trigger and dry fire the weapon without a bullet.
“function test” it – cycling live rounds of ammunition through the weapon in an effort to familiarize himself with its design. In the process, the man’s finger slipped across the gun’s trigger, and it fired. The bullet, after rocketing through the window of his own
townhome, ripped through a fence in the yard before striking the wall of a neighbor’s townhome, missing its window by inches. There were no injuries, police said. Apple Valley ordinance prohibits discharging a firearm
within city limits, and police have forwarded their report from the incident to the city attorney to review for possible criminal charges. Andrew Miller is at andrew.miller@ ecm-inc.com.
Woman who stole from employer avoids prison A Burnsville woman pleaded guilty Monday to six counts of theft by swindle and one count of theft (wrongfully obtaining public assistance) for stealing more than $183,000 from her former employer, an Eagan freight-shipping company. Laura Michelle Schwartz, 37, was sentenced to 60 days on electronic home monitoring, 20 days of sentence to serve and 20 years of probation. Judge David Knutson stayed a 51-month prison sentence and ordered Schwartz to pay restitution of $224,190. She was accused of initiating 182 fraudulent transactions from June 2007 to
January 2012 that funneled funds from her employer, Network FOB, to her personal bank accounts. The company, which was located in Eagan until October 2011 and has moved to Florida, contracts with truckers and trucking companies to provide freight shipments for its clients. “We are pleased to have convicted Ms. Schwartz for the commission of these significant financial crimes,” Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said. Schwartz started as a clerical support worker at the company and worked in the Eagan office until 2005, when she was allowed to work at home,
according to the criminal complaint. Her duties included billing and collecting from clients, bank reconciliations and basic bookkeeping. A recent company audit revealed suspicious transactions linked to an employee with Schwartz’s password, according to the complaint. The company discovered that invoices from old reconciled and closed accounts were being reopened and paid years later, the complaint said. Company records showed that the employee reopened closed accounts numerous times by altering vendor codes. Payments to carriers were arranged to be paid via check or elec-
tronically. But many of the checks issued were sent to addresses that didn’t belong to the carriers whose names were on the checks. And the electronic payments were routed to two bank accounts belonging to Schwartz, the complaint said. Burnsville police determined that from June 2007 to January 2012, about 82 checks and 100 electronic payments wound up in Schwartz’s accounts. She allegedly used the money to pay for personal items such as utilities, legal fees, child care, children’s athletics, schools, automotive services and health care. — John Gessner
Police: Unruly Eastview student arrested after scuffle with cops An Eastview High School student is accused of fleeing from police – and then scrapping with them – after school staff had him removed from the building because of his disruptive behavior. Police were called to
the high school just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, to assist staff with the unruly 16-year-old. When an Apple Valley police officer arrived on the scene outside the building, the defiant youngster was observed shouting obsceni-
ties at an assistant principal. When the officer approached, the student dropped his backpack and took off running, police said. A short time later he was located inside the school; he reportedly tus-
sled with police before being taken into custody. The student was arrested and released after being issued a citation for fleeing police on foot, a misdemeanor. —Andrew Miller
from Marine Corps recruit training in San Diego, Calif. Calhoun is a 2012 graduate of Eastview High School. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Travis Olson graduated from basic mili-
tary training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Olson, son of Mark and Lorie Olson of Apple Valley, is a 2011 graduate of Apple Valley High School.
Pvt. Ryan T. Barton, 19, graduated Nov. 9 from Marine Corps recruit training John Gessner can be reached in San Diego, Calif. Barton at john.gessner@ecm-inc. is a 2012 graduate of Apple com or facebook.com/sun- Valley High School. thisweek. Pvt. Joshua L. Blake,
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Adventure on Main Street Local couple transforming historic building in rural Minnesota by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK
The late Bob Sanger ran a busy working bakery in an historic building on Lamberton’s Main Street. It was also a town gathering spot, with a soda fountain, hot coffee and shelves full of sweets. “I remember going in there for the candy, and I remember specifically the Tootsie Rolls for a penny. That’s what I always bought,” said Lamberton native and Burnsville resident Michelle Van Engen. More than friends, family and nostalgia draw her back to Lamberton, a town of about 850 on U.S. Highway 14 in southwest Minnesota farm country. Michelle and her husband, David, recently bought the 120-year-old Sanger’s Bakery building, which went on sale this summer after Bob Sanger’s passing in March at age 80. In place of the bakery, which had been closed, the Van Engens plan to open Seven Sisters Coffee – a combination cafe, coffee shop and event center with beer, wine and music. “We’re saying this summer,” said Michelle, one of seven sisters in a family of 10 children. “That’s a race.” The Van Engens, both 29, were in town for a wedding reception when they noticed that the building had gone up for sale as part of the Sanger estate. “We were like, ‘Oh, my God, what a mess,’ ” David recalled. “But we just fell in love with the building.” The object of their desire and of Michelle’s childhood memories is a two-story brick structure built in 1892 to
Submitted photo Submitted photo David and Michelle Van Engen plan to transform part of the historic Sanger’s Bakery building in Lamberton, Minn., The old Sanger’s Bakery building on Main Street in Lamberton, Minn., dates back to 1892. into a cafe, coffee shop and event center. Michelle is a Lamberton native. “I actually dislocated my keting specialist for Car- prepared for. It all comes shoulder doing it, but we ingBridge, an Eagan-based down to the banks.” house First National Bank. Van Engens dreaming finally have that monster nonprofit. The couple is planning a A post office addition of a pair of loft-style apart- taken apart,” David said. “My wife and I pos- cheery, hometown-style cafe went up in the early 1900s, ments on the second floor. Some of the relics will sess a large number of skill in the front of the building, David said. Entrepreneur “That’s in the future, stay. sets ourselves,” David said. a more modern coffee shop Martin Kuhar bought the though,” David said last “There are a number of “We’re willing to do the in the middle and the music building in about 1920 and Friday from Lamberton, large cabinets that are beau- hard work. And we have club and event center in the turned it into a bakery, Da- where he was stripping tiful,” David said. “The old been doing the dirty work to back, which has exposedvid said. linoleum glue from the soda fountain, including the get things done. ... By laying brick walls. The bakery was later sold 120-year-old wooden floor soda fountain stools, are the groundwork, we cut our “We want to open it up to Nick Sanger, who turned on the first level. “Right going to be refurbished and cost in half of what it takes to everybody,” David said. it over to son Bob in 1960. now the emphasis is getting installed elsewhere. We will to resurrect a building this Lamberton could use The Van Engens inspect- the business going. My wife still have an old soda foun- size. It’s quite daunting.” such a place right now. A ed the building and sent a and I have been spending tain.” Financing building up- cafe recently closed, Micouple of contractors to do the last three months just An Iraq War veteran who grades and the business chelle noted. Perhaps the the same. They initiated the cleaning the building. Bob works long three-day shifts startup remains a challenge, best thing the Van Engens purchase in September, Mi- was a bit of a collector, and as an emergency technician he said. have going for them is the chelle said. he never threw anything at Park Nicollet Hospital “The banks, and I won’t townspeople’s encourage“And it was such a low away. There’s just an enor- in St. Louis Park, David name specific banks, have ment. price that it offset some of mous amount of history spends much of his spare been pretty difficult to work “The response has been the risk,” David said. “If that we’ve been unearthing. time back in Lamberton, with,” David said. “In do- absolutely ecstatic,” Dayou bought a building like We have found relics that toiling over his building. ing our due diligence for vid said. “Everyone is very this in the Twin Cities, it date back to 1870.” Michelle said she makes this business, we’ve gone much looking forward to would cost a million, two The larger of the relics the two-and-a-half-hour through the appropriate re- it. It’s been difficult to get million dollars.” include old boilers, a wood trip at least two weekends a sources.” work done because everyBob Sanger and mem- burner and a rotary oven month to work on the projIf necessary, next sum- one is constantly dropping bers of his extended family that could bake several doz- ect. The couple moved from mer’s planned opening in to say hi.” lived in part of the building, en loaves of bread at a time. Golden Valley to Burnsville could be extended. which encompasses more The behemoth was assem- about a year ago to be clos“For us,” David said, John Gessner can be reached than 6,000 square feet and bled and welded together on er to her job as an electronic “failure is not an option, at email@example.com whose high ceilings have the site in 1951. communications and mar- but it is something we’re or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
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Eagan woman is first to receive cutting-edge ocular implant by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK
For more than a decade, degenerative blindness kept 75-year-old Jo Zorn of Eagan from reading her favorite books, driving a car or even recognizing friends and family. N o w , thanks to an innovative implant in her eye, Jo Zorn Zorn can do many of the things she never thought possible. “It’s a whole new world,” Zorn said. “It’s pretty exciting when you can see better. It brings tears to my eyes.” Zorn was the first patient to receive an Implantable Miniature Telescope since the device’s release in 2011. To date, the implant is the only surgical treatment available to patients with advanced macular degeneration, an age-related disease that causes blindness in people older than 65. The device is essentially a miniature telescope that fits behind the eye to restore the patient’s vision. Zorn was diagnosed with the disease at age 62, which over time caused blind spots and other vision issues. Within a few years, Zorn became unable to drive and relied on a magnifying glass to read the newspaper and books. As the disease progressed, Zorn could see large objects such as furniture but could no longer
An Implantable Miniature Telescope is about the size of a pea and that fits behind the eye to restore the patient’s vision. read or make out facial features. Zorn, who is retired, relied heavily on her roommate, Dar Maeder, and others to assist with simple tasks like reading restaurant menus and church presentations. For the past 10 years, Zorn and her ophthalmologist searched for effective treatments. Then in March she heard about the promising effects of the new implant. In June, she received the surgical implant at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater. The device, which is about the size of a pea, was implanted in Zorn’s left eye to magnify objects, explained Dr. Stephen Lane, ophthalmology medical director at Associated Eye Care Center in Stillwater. Associated Eye Care, whose surgeons performs the procedure, is the only provider in Minnesota to offer the new treatment.
“The device makes images clearer,” Lane said. “It’s not a cure. It’s a vision aid.” An implant is placed in only one eye so the other eye can provide peripheral vision and depth perception, Lane explains. The surgery wasn’t the end of Zorn’s treatment. She spent eight weeks in intensive occupational therapy at the Courage Center in Stillwater. Zorn had to relearn how to make her eyes focus and work together. Although she still cannot drive, Zorn is able to read and easily recognize people’s faces. “I can see people for the first time in years, and really see them without a blur over them,” Zorn said with a smile.
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Spadafore earns Eagle Scout Jack Spadafore, 18, of ta City Heritage Village at Rosemount has earned the Dakota County Fairthe highest advancement grounds in Farmington. Spadafore is a award the Boy member of St. Scouts of America Thomas Becket offers to scouts, the Catholic Church in Eagle Scout award. Eagan and is also Spadafore, a a member of the member of Boy Ultimate Frisbee Scout Troop 345 in team at Rosemount Eagan, was recogHigh School. He is nized in a ceremony Spadafore a senior and attends on Nov. 4. Eagle Scout candidates both Rosemount High must earn 21 merit badges School and the School of and complete a commu- Environmental Studies. He nity- or church-related is the son of Jim and Pegproject. Spadaforeâ€™s proj- gy Spadafore and brother ect involved classification, to Marty, who received his mapping and identifica- Eagle award in 2009. tion of buildings at Dako-
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Farmington event is made more delightful by Jennifer Chick SUN THISWEEK
People can take a trip back in time this weekend and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in the Village at the Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington. The Village will be open for its second and final weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 1-8 p.m. at the Dakota County Fairgrounds southwest of Highway 3 and 220th Street. â€œItâ€™s such a fun family event, itâ€™s inexpensive and it gets the family outside,â€? said Lea Guenther, publicity volunteer for the event. â€œWe try to give
people the idea of what the Christmas holiday was like over 100 years ago.â€? Visitors can experience the sights and smells of holiday cooking and baking at the Harris House, carols in the church, and ice cream cones in the oldfashioned drugstore. The drug store also serves hot meals and other refreshments. Guenther said one of the favorite events is a ride in a trolley pulled by draft horses as a costumed guide describes the scene. Trolley rides are free with paid admission. Mrs. Santa Claus will be dressed in her finest and
ready to help children write their letters to Santa at the Post Office. Christmas in the Village was also open last weekend, with approximately 1,000 guests visiting on Saturday when temperatures reached 48 in the area, and 650 people in attendance on Sunday. Last weekendâ€™s warm weather probably encouraged a larger crowd on Saturday, Guenther said, but she said the Village is at its most beautiful under a blanket of snow. Highs are expected in the low 30s this weekend in the Twin Cities. There is a chance of accumulat-
ing snow late Saturday night and into Sunday, according to the National Weather Serviceâ€™s area forecast. Admission is $5 for those 13 and older, $3 for those ages 4-12 and free for those 3 and under. Although this will be the last weekend to experience Christmas in Village, people may drive through the Village any evening during the month of December and see the 22 buildings decorated with lights for free. For more information, call (651) 460-8050 or email info@dakotacity. org.
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Friday, Dec. 14 â€“ Euchre, 9 a.m., DDI; Bowling, 1 p.m., Apple Place in Apple Valley. The Rosemount Area Seniors â€œDo Drop Innâ€? is open to senior citizens 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MondayFriday. The room is located in the Rosemount Community Center and allows seniors a place to stop by and socialize during the week.
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Right, Rosemount High School student Delaney Wier plays Sister Mary Amnesia in “Nunsense – The Mega-musical” during a preview performance at the school this week. The comedy relates the story of an unfortunate convent cooking accident that causes most of the order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken to die of botulism. In order to raise money to bury the four dead sisters, the sisters put on a riotous revue packed with hilarious, show-stopping song and dance numbers. Above, Alexa Monn, who plays Reverend Mother Mary Regina, performs in one of the numbers and (below) the cast also sings “Tackle That Temptation With a Time Step” at the end of Act One. Remaining shows are slated at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets are available at www.district196.org/rhs/ theaterarts/tickets or by calling (651) 683-6969 ext. 37540.
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Business Briefs Chamber roundtable to focus on obesity Dr. Pamela Peeke, senior advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General and author of “The Hunger Fix,” will be featured at the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “A Healthy & Fit Minnesota – Roundtable Discussion” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Mendakota Country Club, 2075 Mendakota Drive, Mendota Heights. The discussion will include the kickoff of FIT Minnesota, a coalition of Minnesota-based health clubs and partner organizations with a shared goal of increasing the physical activity of all Minnesotans. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Space is limited. RSVP to Jessy at (651) 2889202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit union holds hat, mitten drive United Educators Credit Union’s Apple Valley Branch, 14989 Florence Trail, will hold its third annual Holiday Mitten and Hat Drive, Dec. 1-31. Credit union members and the community can donate new mittens, scarves and hats for local elementary schools in District 196.
Blue Cross hires new senior vice president David Corkum has joined Eagan-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield as senior vice president, commercial markets. In this role he will be responsible for providing leadership for sales, marketing and product development, and will serve as a member of Blue Cross’ operating committee. Corkum comes to Blue Cross with extensive experience in health care, sales and account management. He most recently comes from Aetna International,
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Ecolab opens new training facility in Eagan Ecolab celebrated the official opening of its new training center at the company’s Schuman Campus in Eagan on Nov. 29. The 51,000-square-foot facility houses a state-of-the-art training center for the company’s Institutional division and includes additional space for Research, Development and Engineering expansion.
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Rosemount High School musicians provided a musical backdrop to the Rosemount Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Steeple Center, prior to the second performance of Christmas at the Steeple Center – a holiday variety show organized by the Rosemount Area Arts Council. The show was standing-room only for the matinee and was nearly sold out for the evening performance. The night included music from the Rosemount Community Band and Sawtooth Bluegrass Band, which includes members from Rosemount. More photos are at SunThisweek.com.
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The first members of the new District 196 Legislative Advisory Council were appointed by the School Board at its Nov. 19 regular meeting. Citizen members are Valerie Dosland of Eagan, Heidi Holste of Rosemount, Cisa Keller of Apple Valley, Charles McCready of Apple Valley and Kevin Sampers of Eagan. They will serve two-year terms and may apply to serve consecutive terms. Seven of the eight district advisory council and committee members were also appointed to the LAC: Gary Krueger of the Budget Advisory Council; Retno Saridewi-Wong of the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council; Khia Brown of the Community Education Advisory Council; Jennifer Becker of the Early Childhood Family Services Advisory Council; Stacy Wells, representing integration/equity and the district’s Community Collaboration Council; Derek Appleyard of Project Explore; and Jennie Bennett of the Special Education Advisory Council. A representative from the district’s Native American Parent Advisory Committee will be appointed by the School Board at its Dec. 10 regular meeting. The first meeting of the LAC is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the District Office in Rosemount. Members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information about the LAC, call district communications director Tony Taschner at (651) 423-7775.
Nearly nine of 10 school-aged children who live in ISD 196 are attending District 196 schools this year, according to student enrollment and census data maintained by the district. There were 29,410 school-aged children living within District 196 on Oct. 1. Of those children, 25,648 are attending District 196 schools, for a “capture rate” of 87 percent. Anything over 80 percent of resident students enrolled is considered to be a high capture rate in Minnesota, according to former state demographer Hazel Reinhardt of Hazel Reinhardt Consulting. She says capture rate is a reflection on the quality of local public schools and the presence of charter schools, nonpublic schools and other educational alternatives in and near the district. The number of children living in District 196 who are home schooled or attend traditional non-public schools has averaged 7.5 percent over the last five years. The other approximately 5.5 percent of school-aged children who live in District 196 attend charter schools or public schools in other districts. Students who open enroll into the district are not included in the capture-rate calculation.
Find balance to tame holiday stress BY ROXI REJALI CONTRIBUTING WRITER Every Christmas season, Andrea Morisette Grazzini’s kitchen becomes “biscotti central.” That’s where the Bur nsville family makes biscotti, traditional Italian cookies flavored with anise, vanilla and almonds. The two kids fight over who gets to sift powdered sugar on top of the warm cookies. “We put powdered sugar on them, so our kitchen is like a white wonderland, with sugar everywhere,” Morisette Grazzini said. For years, she made assortments of gingerbread and sugar-cookie cutouts to give to family and friends. “It just ends up being a lot of work, so I scaled back,” she said. Nowadays, she makes only biscotti following her Italian grandmother’s recipe. “My other friends have come to expect it and they know it comes from their Italian friend,” she said. “It’s a tradition my kids can easily identify with as well.”
Baking cookies is just one ritual that defines the Christmas season for many Americans. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be loaded with stress that goes along with all that shopping, decorating and party-going. The body responds to stress in a variety of ways. The heart beats faster, breathing quickens and blood pressure rises, according to the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms can i n c l u d e headache, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, irritability and depression. Stress during the holidays may be unavoidable, but the biggest benefit may be the chance for multiple generations to gather together, said Bill Doherty, University of Minnesota family social science professor. “It’s a cultural time of connection, that’s what’s so good about it,” he said. “It’s very
ritualized. People often have fond memories of their childhood rituals and it brings back all of those memories.”
cessfully negotiated if everyone has input, Doherty said. Gift-giving can create anxiety for some house-
But shifting finances or family dynamics can make change unavoidable. Creating new traditions may be a good strategy for families that have experienced big changes like death, divorce or remarriage. Downsizing or scaling back on cherished traditions can be tricky, but change can be suc-
holds, especially those hit by unemployment or smaller paychecks in the current recession. Instead of exchanging gifts with everyone in the family, members could decide to draw names, buying gifts for just one person under a specific dollar amount, Doherty said. One way to reduce stress may be to spend less. But retailers are making it easier than ever to spend more on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and traditional start of the Christmas shopping
season. For the first time, many stores opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year. Shoppers are responding to the siren call of the mall. A record 247 million people shopped in stores and online on the fourday Black F r i d a y weekend, up from 226 million last year, the National Retail Federation said. They spent an est i m a t e d $59.1 billion. Even with a j a m - p a c ke d schedule, taking care of physical and mental health can be key to managing stress. Eating well is a good way to counteract holiday overeating and weight gain, said Naomi Lundberg, wellness manager at Valley Natural Foods in Burnsville. “Don’t beat yourself up for having some sweets during the holiday, but just to keep moderation in mind,” said Lundberg, a registered dietetic technician. Try to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every
day to keep the body fueled and blood sugar on an even keel by eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, Lundberg said. Before heading out to a party, she suggests eating a small meal to head off diving into the holiday buffet or drinks at the bar. Good choices are cheese with wholegrain crackers and red pepper or carrots with hummus or bean dip. Carving out time for exercise and relaxation can restore balance to a hectic schedule, said Marcia Appel, yoga teacher and founder of Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center in Lakeville and Mendota Heights. “It’s a lot of running, it’s a lot of pressure, it’s a lot of pleasing, it’s a lot of parties, it’s a lot of obligations,” she said. “So we become completely exhausted. Yoga allows people, in an hour, an hour and 15 minutes to replenish the body — to give it a break, to be active and to rest.“ In an hour-long session, yoga’s mix of stretching, breathing and meditation can calm the mind and energize the body, Appel said. “Would we trade out that one hour for another hour of cooking, cleaning, gift-buying, decorating? Will anybody miss that?”
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For some Dakota County families, giving has become a holiday tradition. Families sign up for the Armful of Love program and buy gifts and toys for a low-income family. The program is run by a Burnsville nonprofit called 360 Communities. Armful of Love has special meaning during the holidays, said Kathryn Archambault, the nonprofit’s resource development manager. “We have so much and it’s a great reminder for parents to pass on to their kids, for them to realize that not everyone out there, not everyone has an iPod, not everyone has an iPad, all those fun things we’re so used to every day,” she said. The nonprofit depends on about 1,000 volunteers
to staff its programs that operate year-round, including five food shelves and two shelters for victims of domestic violence, she said. While some people donate their time and talents, others give by cash, check or credit card. About 35 percent of the nonprofit’s $1.3 million in annual donations arrive in November and December, said Scott Reindl, the agency’s controller. Donors include individuals, businesses, foundations, civic groups and faith-based organizations. The nonprofit’s 2012 budget is about $4 million; most of the remainder comes from government grants. Finding alternative ways to celebrate Christmas may make the season more meaningful, said Jeff Marian, lead pastor at Prince of Peace
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There are plenty of front porches in the city of Rosemount but only one aims to provide residents and visitors with all they need to know to shop and play in town. The Front Porch, a visitors bureau-style outpost, opened at the city-owned Rosemount Steeple Center on Tuesday as a way to spread the word about happenings in town and for the Rosemount Area Arts Council to fund programs and events that are held at the local venue. The council is responsible for scheduling volunteers to staff the site Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., subject to private events taking priority. In exchange the city will provide the Steeple Center for arts council events for free. That can add up to big bucks for RAAC, which has paid $150 per each weeknight event and $350 per weekend booking. City Administrator Dwight Johnson called the council’s staffing commitment “ambitious” and “was surprised” with the number of hours it would be open. “They wanted to do more special events and we wanted more special events at the Steeple Center,” John-
son said. “That’s what we bought it for.” The City Council and Port Authority were pitched the idea this spring and summer. As the concept gained momentum, members of the business community threw its support behind the project. “Once we started to talk about the concept, they readily saw the benefit of it,” said RAAC Member Jeanne Schwartz about the Rosemount Business Council’s reaction. Previous to the Front Porch, people looking for information about shopping or entertainment in Rosemount sometimes found their way to City Hall where there was a full-time receptionist. That longtime city employee and Rosemount resident was more than happy to provide information, but her retirement led to that position being eliminated. Five RAAC members have volunteered to take half-day shifts at the Front Porch, which has several brochures and guides related to area businesses and community groups. While that information aims to help visitors looking for shopping, dining or entertainment, the Front Porch also aims to be a place where residents can gather to share news, talk about what’s going on in town and connect with oth-
ers. “We always have a pot of coffee on,” said RAAC Member John Loch, a longtime area resident and retired pharmacist. “We are realistic that we will not have a lot of visitors,” Loch said. That is until word get out that the Front Porch is open. On its first day, one visitor from out of town stopped by after seeing the “sandwich board” sign out front on Highway 3. The real boost will come in the near future when the Steeple Center senior housing and senior center is built next door. Just this week, the city entered into a preliminary development agreement with a company in an effort to have the building constructed. “Everything will start to change when that is open,” Loch said. RAAC members working at the site have been trained to give a short tour of the facility to those people who may want to rent it for a wedding, special event or other reason. Beyond that, they will be working the desk to answer questions about the community and stimulate conversation with local residents. “Everyone we have talked to has been very excited about it,” Loch said. One of the next steps RAAC members are under-
taking is sending a letter to businesses and community groups encouraging them to send brochures and other material that can be handed out. Schwartz said the group also hopes to standardize that information on postcard-sized designs, create a website and also a resource book. RAAC is also looking to have businesses sponsor the coffee and cookies served at the Front Porch. “Ultimately I see a very comfortable place where local residents can come in and talk,” Schwartz said. “It could be a drop-in for anyone to exchange news, make friends and do what you do on a front porch of old.” She said the more volunteers the merrier. The only requirement is they become members of RAAC – for senior/students membership costs $15, an individual $30 and a family $45. The Front Porch, 13885 South Robert Trail, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. More information about RAAC is at www.rosemountaac.org. Tad Johnson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
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During November, District 196 employees participated in the United Way’s The Power of We campaign and pledged more than $43,000. In conjunction with the campaign, a hygiene drive was conducted at each of the district sites for employees to donate an item to benefit Rosemount Neighborhood Family Resource Center. From left, Amanda Kuhn, Community Education Youth Services assistant coordinator; Diane Moeller, Rosemount Neighborhood Family Resource Center volunteer; Marisa Schroht, District 196 Youth Services coordinator; and Derek Appleyard, Project Explore coordinator; deliver a bus full of hygiene supplies from District 196 staff and employees.
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Gervaise E. Kimm, Sr., passed away peacefully in Denver, CO on November 26th, 2012 at age 86. He was born on May 27, 1926 in Minneapolis to parents Beatrice A. (Herberger) Kimm and Gervaise Albert Kimm. Gervaise graduated from Saint Louis Park High School in 1944, and graduated from the University of Minnesota (twin cities) in 1950 Radio Speech/Math and in 1961 Physics/Math. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and worked at Sperry/Univac in Eagan, MN as a systems engineer for over 20 years. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years Patricia E. (Brown) Kimm of Denver, CO and sons; Dr. G. Edward Kimm, Jr. MD (Daniela) of Denver, CO; Michael K. Kimm of Sandstone, MN; and David M. Kimm (Nicholette) of Rosemount, MN; grandchildren, Katie Kimm of Duluth, MN; Kyle Kimm of Minneapolis, MN. Services are pending
Donald Rust Rust, Donald age 75 of Rosemount passed away on November 29, 2012. Preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Survived by wife Sharon, children Josie (Patrick) Milan, Alan (Barb) Rust and Adam (Dianna) Rust; grandchildren Eric (Lauren), Halie and Hannah; sisters Marian Suckstorff and Marsha (Gene) Kuschel. Memorial Service was held 11AM Monday, December 3rd at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 16200 Dodd Lane, Lakeville, MN. Gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. Interment was at Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley, MN. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com
Susan B. Robertson Master’s Degree Susan B. Robertson of Apple Valley was awarded a master’s degree (MSc) in Modern Art: History, Curating, and Criticism from the University of Edinburgh United Kingdom) on November 27th. The subject of her master’s dissertation was Composition, Identity, Metaphor: A comparison of Van Gogh's Trees in 1881-82 and 1889-90. Susan is a 2006 graduate of the School of Environmental Studies and a 2011 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris. She is the daughter of Frank and Tamara Robertson of Apple Valley.
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December 7, 2012 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount
AV thinks it’s ready to make a move Girls basketball team expects to be improved by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK
Losses usually aren’t something from which a team draws encouragement, but Apple Valley might have had reason to feel optimistic after its girls basketball season opener at Eden Prairie. The Eagles lost 62-54 on the road just two days after Eden Prairie beat Prior Lake, one of Apple Valley’s South Suburban Conference rivals, by 30 points. Apple Valley defeated Owatonna 60-36 on Saturday to even its record at 1-1. More reason for optimism: The Eagles return several of the top players from a team that had a winning record (15-13) in 2011-12 and reached the section semifinals. The returnees include their leading scorer, senior guard Jaryn Pipkins, who averaged 13.4 points a game last season. This is Pipkins’ fifth season on the Apple Valley varsity. “She was good last year, but didn’t always have the confidence to shoot it,” Eagles coach Jeremy Gordon said. “This year, she’s shooting really well.” Seniors Melissa Swanson (6.6 points per game) and Laurel Kabat (6.1), along with eighth-grader Lyndsey Robson (4.8) also are returnees on a team with a lot of guard depth. “We feel comfortable with our first seven (players),” Gordon said. “And the next six, they’re all in the mix.” Kabat had 17 points and Swanson 14 in the Eden Prairie game. Pipkins scored seven points. Forwards Shanni Moorse and Sarah Schumacher had eight and four points, and junior center Taylor Dagon had four points and five rebounds. Senior Hannah Gallmeier lends depth at forward for the Eagles. Gordon said the Eagles are deep enough to push the tempo of the game. “Not necessarily full-court all the time,” he said. “But we do think we can create opportuSee GIRLS, 17A
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Tyus Jones goes to the basket against Eastview in the section championship game last March. The junior point guard leads No. 1-ranked Apple Valley while being the target of a nationwide recruiting competition among college basketball coaches.
Jones maintaining a delicate balance Apple Valley junior plays while managing a recruiting storm by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK
Men who make seven-figure salaries hop on private jets to come and see him. He can set a corner of the Internet ablaze with one tweet, and any statement he makes could be analyzed for days. But he’s not a head of state, or even a celebrity who has TMZ on his trail. He’s a teenager trying to get through his junior year of high school. He’s Tyus Jones, basketball prodigy. At the same time as he’s helping lead Apple Valley’s topranked boys team, he’s trying to manage a swirl of attention from college coaches, reporters and fans. It’s not likely to change anytime soon because Jones, a point guard, is considered the prize of the 2013-14 national recruiting class. But he said earlier this week he’s learning to deal with it. “It can be crazy, but I’m still enjoying it,” he said. Perhaps it’s because it’s the
only way he knows. “His first practice with us as an eighthgrader, (University of Minnesota) coach Tubby Smith is there to watch him,” Apple Valley coach Zach Goring said. Just last week, John Calipari, coach of defending NCAA champion Kentucky, made a quick trip to Minnesota to see Jones. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has been here several times. Virtually every coach of every team that has a chance to land Jones has had some face time with him, somewhere. With college basketball fans breathlessly waiting for any indication of which school he favors, Jones took to Twitter on Nov. 3 (@Tyusjones06) to say he’s narrowed his choices to Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and North Carolina. “I got a lot of feedback about that, a lot of retweets,” he said. “Most of it was positive. It was fun, and that was one of the reasons I decided to do it over
Twitter.” It also gave him a chance to make a statement, be done with it, and get back to playing basketball. Apple Valley did not go to the state tournament in Jones’ first three seasons on varsity, which is something the Eagles are trying to change this year as they return eight of their top nine players. But there still will be plenty of basketball celebrities – particularly college coaches – in the stands when the Eagles play this year. Jones, his family, and Goring tried to be proactive in keeping the recruiting process from becoming a circus. That was easier before June 15 because recruiters had to go through Goring to speak with Jones. After that date, college coaches were allowed to make unlimited calls and text messages to recruits. The Jones camp asked coaches not to bombard him with calls and texts in hopes that he could have as normal a life as possible, given his situation.
“We told coaches, ‘He knows who you are,’ ” Goring said. “It’s not a competition to see who can call him the most or send him the most texts.” Asked if flooding his cellphone with texts would be a good way for a coach to get scratched off his list, Jones smiled and said yes, but added he hasn’t had to take that step with anybody. “It hasn’t been bad at all,” he said. Jones has made several unofficial visits to colleges. He can take five official visits, paid for by the schools, beginning Jan. 1. Jones said he has not decided which schools will get the official visits, or if he will take any during the high school season. “There’s definitely an advantage to going (on official visits) during the season because you can see them play and see what the crowd is like at their home games,” he said. He’s been careful about not tipping his hand as to which See JONES, 17A
Lightning retooling around Oberfeld 6-9 center is Eastview’s only returning starter by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK
Prognosticators say the balance of power in South Suburban Conference boys basketball has shifted to the west side of Apple Valley. But Eastview, despite having only one returning starter, says it’s not giving up on the idea of retaining its league championship. “In our program, the goal every year is to win the conference,” said senior guard Ryan Lockard, a Lightning captain. “That hasn’t changed this year.” For now, though, most of the attention is going to the team on the other side of Apple Valley. Apple Valley started the season as the topranked team in Class 4A. Tyus Jones, considered the nation’s top college recruit in the class of 2014, leads a group of four returning starters for Apple Valley. Eastview’s lineup will consist of Ben Oberfeld and a bunch of guys who are anxious to show they can play, too. “We’ll be an under-the-radar team, and we don’t mind that,” coach Mark Gerber said after the Lightning defeated Duluth East 58-54 in its season opener Dec. 1. “The first part of the season
is going to be about figuring out roles, but we’re fortunate to have a lot of skilled players in our program.” Oberfeld, a 6-foot-9 senior captain and Bucknell University recruit, is the lone returning starter and the only returnee among last year’s top eight scorers. He averaged about 11 points a game last season on a team that shared the SSC title with Lakeville North and reached the state Class 4A tournament. This year, he will have to score, rebound, defend, pass, lead, and anything else the Lightning can think of. “He’s the kind of player everybody would like to coach,” Gerber said. Oberfeld has to get used to being double-teamed virtually every time he gets the ball near the basket, but he had a double-double – 13 points and 16 rebounds – in Saturday’s victory over Duluth East. Gerber is hoping Oberfeld’s rebounding performance against Duluth East proved contagious. “We rebounded really well,” the coach said. “We out-rebounded them 48-32.” Photo by Mike Shaughnessy Lockard also had 13 Ben Oberfeld (44), the Eastview boys basketball team’s Photo by Mike Shaughnessy points against Duluth East. lone returning starter, had 13 points and 16 rebounds in the Eastview’s Joe Schlosser (right) drives to the basket in the Lightning’s victory over Duluth East on Dec. 1. See EASTVIEW, 16A Lightning’s 58-54 victory over Duluth East on Dec. 1.
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Top-ranked Eagles know tough challenges are ahead Boys basketball team returns 8 of top 9 players SUN THISWEEK
If there’s a basketball team that can deal with everything that comes with being ranked No. 1, it might be Apple Valley’s boys. For three years, Eagles players have seen college coaches, media types and curiosity seekers come to wherever they played to see guard Tyus Jones, ranked by ESPN as the nation’s No. 1 player in the class of 2014. They should be used to the buzz by now. But casual fans might be surprised to discover that Apple Valley isn’t a oneman show. Jones is one of four returning starters, and this year the Eagles added a dimension – height – they haven’t had recently. There are some challenges that come with Apple Valley’s status. One is a difficult schedule. Beginning with Saturday’s game against Park Center at the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic, the Eagles will play three ranked teams in 10 days. In early January, they’ll play a heated rivalry game against Eastview, then head to Target Center the following afternoon to face Robbinsdale Cooper at the Timberwolves Shootout. Not only will the Eagles get every opponent’s best shot, but “we’ll get highend teams’ best shot,” coach Zach Goring said. Apple Valley was 23-6 last season and reached the Section 3 championship game. All six losses were to teams that reached the state tournament. The teams that tied for the 2011-12 South Suburban Conference championship, Lakeville North and Eastview, suffered heavy losses to graduation, leaving Apple Valley as a solid favorite in the league. Going to the state tournament also is on the players’ minds. Apple Valley reached the section final the last two years, losing each time. Asked what the team needs to do to clear that hurdle, Jones said, “we need to be better on the defensive end. We need to do a better job of staying in front of people. In the past we thought we could just outscore teams, and we know now that’s not enough.” Also returning to the starting lineup are senior guard Harry Sonie, senior guard Dustin Fronk and junior forward Dennis Austin. Sonie can pressure opponents with his quickness, Fronk is a good perimeter shooter and Austin is a strong rebounder. The four returning starters combined to average more than 60 points a game last season. Jones, in his fourth season as the starting point guard, averaged 28.2 points in 2011-12. Last summer, he played for the gold medalwinning U.S. team in the world Under-17 tournament in Lithuania. On Tuesday, he scored 33 as Apple Valley won its season opener 98-82 at St. Louis Park. Austin and Fronk had 14 points each, while senior Chris Laymon and
ninth-grader Brock Bertram had 10 apiece. Also back are several players who were key reserves for the Eagles last year, including Laymon, junior forward Robert Tobroxen, senior forward Matt Christiansen and senior forward James Horton. Tobroxen is in his third year with the varsity. “I think he’s ready to take the next step and be a big-time contributor,” Goring said. Bertram, a 6-foot-10 center, appears ready to contribute immediately, as indicated by his performance in the opener at St. Louis Park. “We’re deeper than last year,” Jones said. “And we have a tall freshman, Brock Bertram, who gives us a different look. It never hurts to have some more height.” The Eagles were a little undersized last year, and Goring said they occasionally were pushed around under the boards. With all the returning players a year older and Laymon, Tobroxen
and Bertram all 6-5 or taller, that might not be as much of a problem this season. Goring summarized why the Eagles are excited to start this season. “We’ve got eight or our top nine players back, plus a 6-10 freshman,” he said. “Our group of seniors won a state championship as eighth-graders. We have four kids – Chris Laymon, Tyus, Dustin and Harry – who shot over 40 percent from three last year. “There are a lot of tough games ahead of us, but we’re really looking forward to the season.” Apple Valley will play seventh-ranked Park Center at the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Minnetonka High School, then return to Minnetonka on Dec. 11 to play the ninthranked Skippers. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
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December 7, 2012 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount
Notebook: Eastview, AV wrestling teams start quickly
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Eastview’s and Apple Valley’s wrestling teams opened their seasons last weekend and looked impressive. Eastview was host of the four-team Eastview Duals on Friday and defeated Lakeville South 41-27, St. Paul Central 6310 and Woodbury 43-42. The Lightning used 23 wrestlers Friday, and not many were asked to compete in three matches. Seventh-grader Tony Watts did wrestle three times and won all of his matches at 106 pounds. “We haven’t seen (Watts) a whole lot, but we liked what we saw in practice and we liked what we saw Friday night,” Eastview coach Kurt Habeck said. George Farmah (126), Alex Lindstrom (132), Jonathan Lenz (170) and Jack Buck (220) all were 2-0 on Friday. Eastview won 10 matches against a Lakeville South team that included defending Class AAA 195-pound champion Tommy Petersen. Against Woodbury, the Lightning won seven matches, including five by fall and one by forfeit. Defending state Class AAA team champion Apple Valley, in its first competition under new head coach Dalen Wasmund, took first at the Dick Shiels Invitational in Faribault. The Eagles scored 279 points and finished 24.5 points ahead of second-place Kasson-Mantorville. Apple Valley had six individual champions. The tournament’s most dominant wrestler was Eagles ninth-grader Mark Hall, who pinned all three of his opponents at 160 and spent less than seven minutes on the mat. Hall, already a two-time state champion, is EASTVIEW, from 14A Junior guard Mark Dwyer had 11 and senior guard Joe Schlosser added eight. Junior guard Marcus Frederickson, senior guard Jalen Reynolds, sophomore guard Drew Guebert and junior forward Dar Nwaudo also are among those seeking spots in the Lightning’s rotation. So too is senior captain T.J. Sinn, who missed the Duluth East game because of a concussion but is expected to be available when Eastview plays defending state Class 4A champion Osseo at the Breakdown TipOff Classic at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Minnetonka High School. Eastview’s less-heralded
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Eastview’s Jacob Rukavina has control of his 160-pound match at the Eastview Duals wrestling meet Friday night. ranked first at 152 pounds by InterMat, a national online wrestling publication. Also taking first for the Eagles were Gannon Volk (113), Maolu Woiwor (126), Daniel Woiwor (170), Jackson Graham (182) and Paul Cheney (220).
Wolfe on U.S. team Photo by Rick Orndorf Eagan’s girls hockey team will be without Erica Power (9) of Apple Valley checks Edina’s Laura Baker during a non-conference its top player, senior forward Megan Wolfe, in late December and early January. Wolfe girls hockey game Tuesday night at Braemar Arena. Power scored two goals, including the has just about the best reason possible for winner in overtime, as Apple Valley defeated the Hornets 3-2. The Eagles are 5-2 overall. her absence: She’s going to represent her country in a tournament. Wolfe was one of eight Minnesotans named to the U.S. team for the International Ice Hockey Federation women’s world Under-18 tourney in Finland. The event will run Dec. 29-Jan. 5. Wolfe, a University of Minnesota recruit, has 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) through Eagan’s first six games. The Wildcats are 4-2 overall after losing to Breck 4-3 on Tuesday night.
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players made big contributions in the final minutes of the Duluth East game. Dwyer found Lockard cutting to the basket for a layup with less than one minute to play to put the Lightning up by two. With Eastview still holding a two-point lead, Nwaudo grabbed an offensive rebound on a missed free throw and his team retained possession. The Greyhounds were forced to foul Dwyer, who made two free throws to secure the victory. “Ben wasn’t with us that much during the summer, and it forced the rest of our guys to learn how to do those things,” Gerber said. “I think that was a benefit. They learned about being tough and executing at the
end of a game.” The Lightning held opponents to 50 points a game last season. With Eastview lacking a scoring threat similar to what it had last year in Joey King (who’s now playing at Drake University), defense becomes an even bigger priority. “Eastview’s a defensive program,” Lockard said. “Everybody who plays here knows that.” That defensive prowess figures to be tested by Osseo on Saturday and Hopkins next week. Eastview travels Photo by Mike Shaughnessy to Hopkins, winner of three consecutive Class 4A cham- Rosemount goalie Tom Fraune watches the puck sail wide during a non-conference boys pionships from 2009-11, for hockey game Tuesday night at Farmington. The Irish rallied to win 6-4 after trailing 2-0 after one period. Luke Meade scored two goals and helped with an assist. Tom Linder, a 7 p.m. game Tuesday. Lukas Gillett, Tyler Frank and Evan Weiand scored the others. Fraune had 38 saves in the victory.
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JONES, from 14A schools might be in the lead in the recruiting race. College basketball recruiting observers consider Minnesota a long shot to sign Jones, but he’s gone to Gophers games and has said they’re still in the running. Other than revealing his finalists, about the only information he has revealed is a desire to play at the same college as Jahlil Okafor, a 6-foot-10 center from Chicago with whom Jones has struck up a friendship. They were teammates on the U.S. team that won the world Under-17 basketball championship last summer in Lithuania. Okafor was the tournament’s MVP. Jones, meanwhile, led Team USA in assists at the world tournament. “He averaged about seven assists a game, playing about half the minutes,” Goring said. “I think what coaches like about him is he’s a Photo by Rick Orndorf kid who can really move Tyus Jones leads No. 1-ranked Apple Valley while being the ball.” It was Jones’ second the target of a nationwide recruiting competition among summer of international college basketball coaches. competition, and judging by his Twitter page, in his thumb after suffering the injury the USA Basketball experience meant during a basketball practice the day afa lot to him. The wallpaper on that ter the 2011-12 school year ended. He page is filled with Team USA images. had surgery in August and was ready “That was very important to me,” for the start of high school practice in he said. “It was a big honor to repNovember. resent my country playing the sport I After all he’s done and seen, do high love. Not many people get to do that. school games still give him butterflies? “It was a high level of competition. “Oh, definitely,” he said. “I think The European game is a bit different you have those any time you play.” and we had to adjust, but we did.” Jones also played with the Howard Mike Shaughnessy is at mike.shaughPulley Panthers AAU basketball team firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/ in several high-profile national events. sunthisweek. He did all that with a torn ligament
Goetz, Northwick come up big in boys hoops opener by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK
As Rosemount’s boys basketball team prepared for its season, a couple of things became clear: The Irish needed Garrett Goetz and Cole Northwick to be good, and they needed to find some players to complement those two. Goetz and Northwick are the only players who scored more than 10 points for the varsity last season, when the Irish were 11-16. This year’s team is younger and much less experienced, but coach Bryan Schnettler said he sees potential. “Garrett and Cole started most of last year, so they’ll certainly be playing a lot,” Schnettler said. In the opener Tuesday night against Shakopee, they also scored a lot. The two junior guards had almost 75 percent of the Irish’s points in a 57-55 victory over Shakopee. Goetz had a game-high 27 and Northwick scored 15. Schnettler said the Irish probably will look to run as much as possible. “Garrett’s going to be our point guard, but we’ll probably have three guards on the floor at all times,” the coach said. “We’ve told our guards that if they get a rebound, push it up the floor. If it’s not Garrett getting the rebound, then he’ll become a wing.” Sophomore guard Logan Halvorson saw some varsity playing time last season and looked good in practice, Schnettler said. He had
five points in the Shakopee game. Center Kyle Kaupa and forward Jack Kessler also are promising sophomores. The senior class includes forward Matt Gulland and guard Jeremy Macchitelli. A faster-paced game with more possessions might suit Rosemount because “one thing we do well is shoot the ball,” Schnettler said. Defensively, the coach said the Irish would look to play primarily man-toman while mixing in some full-court pressure and halfcourt traps. To play the style of offense the Irish want, they’ll have to rebound well, and in preseason scrimmages “we struggled,” Schnettler said. “We didn’t rebound as well as we needed to. And this week we have two games where we need to rebound well.” The Irish passed one test against Shakopee. On Friday they will be at home against state power Hopkins, which won the Class 4A championship three years in a row from 2009-11. They’ll also face Cretin-Derham Hall, Woodbury and Benilde-St. Margaret’s before playing their first South Suburban Conference game against Lakeville South on Dec. 21. More than anything, Rosemount would like to avoid a repeat of the way last season ended. The Irish were 6-2 on Jan. 1, riding a six-game winning streak, then went 5-14 the rest of the way.
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Information: purchased online at www.lakevilwww.SouthMetroChorale.org. leareaartscenter.com or by calling The Eagan Women of Note (952) 985-4640. and The Eagan Menâ€™s Chorus will present a joint Christmas concert Workshops/classes/other at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Peace Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle Church, 2180 Glory Drive, Eagan. from 4 to 5 p.m. the first Tuesday Donations will be accepted. The of each month at Apple Valley Teen womenâ€™s cookie sale and ginger- Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge bread creations auction will be held Road, Apple Valley, (952) 953after the concert. Information: www. 2385. Ages 12-18. Free admission. eaganwomenofnote.org. Free snack and writing workshop South of the River Commu- with Guante. nity Band will present a free ChristJewelry Club, 1 to 3 p.m. Frimas concert from 4 to 5 p.m. Sun- day, Dec. 14, at the Eagan Art day, Dec. 9, at Presbyterian Church House. Cost: $15 per class. Regof the Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., istration required: www.eaganartBurnsville. For more information, house.org or (651) 675-5521. visit www.southoftheriverband.org. Mystery Art Night at the Hark the Herald Angels Sing: Eagan Art House from 7 to 9 p.m. The Music of Mary, Mother of Friday, Dec. 14. Cost is $25 to prethe Church, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. register or $30 at the door. Supplies 9, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Free. and light refreshments provided. InTonic Sol-fa will perform a formation: www.eaganarthouse.org Christmastime extravaganza at or (651) 675-5521. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Sample Saturday at the Eagan Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Art House from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets are $32 and are available Pastel painting sampler workshop. at the box office or via Ticketmaster Supplies provided. Cost: $20. Regat (800) 982-2787 or ticketmaster. istration required: www.eaganartcom. house.org or (651) 675-5521. New Dimension Choir from Adult painting open studio Farmington High School will per- from 9 a.m. to noon the first and form an assortment of Christmas third Fridays of the month at the carols at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Dec. 12, at Farmington Lutheran Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Inforcrafts, games, snacks and takeChurch. Information: (651) 463- mation: (651) 675-5521. 4100. Music Together in the Valley home prize bag. Registraoffers classes for parents and their tion for this event is open Dance infant, toddler and preschool chilTwin Cities Ballet of Minne- dren in Rosemount, Farmington, now; limited spots are alsota will perform its 10th annual Lakeville and Apple Valley. Informaready filling fast â€“ so regâ€œNutcrackerâ€? Dec. 7-9 at Burnsville tion: www.musictogetherclasses. Performing Arts Center, 12600 com or (651) 439-4219. ister soon. Registration can Nicollet Ave. Tickets range from The Eagan Art House offers be done on-line at www.ci.rose$12 to $26 at the box office, or via classes for ages 4 through adult. Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or For a complete listing go to www. mount.mn.us/parks or at the ticketmaster.com. eaganarthouse.org or call (651) 675-5521. Rosemount Parks and RecreDan Petrov Art Studio in Exhibits ation office. â€œColor, Motion, and Land- Burnsville offers oil painting scape,â€? an exhibit featuring the classes for beginners, intermediworks of Mary Lingen, Joonja Lee ate and advanced skill level paintMornes, and Nanci Yermakoff, is on ers, www.danpetrovart.com, (763) display through Dec. 15 in the gal- 843-2734. Teens Express Yourself with lery at Burnsville Performing Arts Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt. Theater Eagan Theater Company will com, (651) 214-4732. Drama/theater classes for present â€œA Christmas Carolâ€? as a radio play Friday, Dec. 7, and Sat- ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts urday, Dec. 8, at Cedar Valley Cen- Building, Burnsville, (952) 736ter, 2024 Rahn Way, Eagan. Doors 3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class open at 6 p.m.; carols begin at 6:30 p.m.; performance begins at 7 p.m. for children with special needs Tickets are $10 in advance (www. (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids 13710 Nicollet Ave., etc-mn.org), $12 at the door. Chameleon Theatre Circle will Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and present â€œReturn to the Forbidden Planetâ€? at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Theater Program for all ages and 8, 10, 13, 14, and 15, and 2 p.m. abilities, In the Company of Kids, Dec. 9 and 16, at Burnsville Per- 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Coforming Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet lonial Shopping Center), (952) 736Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults; $17 3644. To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ ecm-inc.com.
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MOVIES | DINING | THEATER | ENTERTAINMENT | SHOPPING | FESTIVALS & EVENTS Learn to Skate The winter and spring Learn to Skate sessions are now open for registration. Go on-line to www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/parks and click on â€œOn-Line Registrationâ€? to find more information on sessions, class levels and available times. The cost of the program is $75.00 (includes 5 free open skates); all classes are held on Mondays at the Rose-
mount Ice Arena, 13885 South Robert Trail. Registration can be done on-line or at the Parks & Recreation Office. Questions??? Call 651-322-6000. Little Sweetheart Fairytale Princess Ball Girls Ages 3 â€“ 12 years old & Adult Gowns, crowns and castles too â€“ nothing short of a royal fairy-
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Thisweekend Holiday musical brings Broadway to Lakeville The Playâ€™s the Thing Productions presents â€˜Irving Berlinâ€™s White Christmasâ€™ Playâ€™s the Thingâ€™s second holiday-themed production at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Last year, the theater group presented â€œJunie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,â€? a production which Railton says proved so successful the theater company plans to stage it as its holiday show again in 2013. Tickets for â€œIrving Ber-
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The Playâ€™s the Thing Productions is looking to bring a little bit of Broadway to Lakeville this month. The Lakeville-based childrenâ€™s theater companyâ€™s holiday musical, â€œIrving Berlinâ€™s White Christmas,â€? is based on the Broadway musical circa 2004, which itself was inspired by the iconic 1954 feature film â€œWhite Christmasâ€? starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. â€œOur show is the Broadway version, and itâ€™s a big show â€“ the costumes, the sets, the big song-and-dance numbers where everyoneâ€™s matching,â€? said director Dayna Railton. â€œThis was very ambitious for us.â€? The musical, which runs Dec. 14-30 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, features a 30-member, all-youth cast performing classic songs such as â€œBlue Skies,â€? â€œHow Deep is the Ocean,â€? and â€œI
linâ€™s White Christmasâ€? are $13 and can be purchased online at www.LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com or by calling (952) 985-4640. More about The Playâ€™s the Thing is at www.childrenstheatretptt.com. Andrew Miller can be reached at andrew.miller@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
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Julie Herzog and Gracie Wagner, both of Burnsville, are among the cast of 30 young actors in â€œIrving Berlinâ€™s White Christmas.â€? Love a Piano.â€? The show seeks to evoke the 1950s-feel of the original, Railton said, and the
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Vocal trio Sister is serving up its heartwarming harmonies in â€œA Holiday Mixed Bagâ€? at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Seats may be reserved at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com and at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. For additional information, call (952) 985-4640.
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An acrylic painting exhibit by Sue Kemnitz is on display through Jan. 30 at Lakeville Area Arts Center. Kemnitz is a graphic artist who has designed the Lakeville Art Festival website and marketing materials. The Lakeville Area Arts Center is located at 20965 Holyoke Ave. For additional information, call (952) 985-4640.
Schedule: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Plymouth; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul; 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. Information: www.exultate.org/.
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The event is sponsored by the library and the RoseRosemount resident and mount Area Arts Council. Minnesota National Guard Admission is free. Lt. Col. Mark Weber will read from his book, â€œTell My Sons,â€? at 1:30 p.m. Sun- Exultate day, Dec. 16, at the Robert concerts set Trail Library in Rosemount. Exultate, an EaganWeber has living with an based chamber choir and inoperable form of cancer orchestra, will perform after being diagnosed in â€œTidings of Joy â€“ Christ2011. More about the book mas Festivalâ€? Dec. 7-9. is at www.tellmysons.com.
Heartbeat Performing Arts Center in Apple Valley will hold its 15th anniversary show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Eastview High School. Special guests will include tap dancers Dianne â€œLady Diâ€? Walker, Yukiko Misumi, Jason SamuelsSmith and Guillem Alonso, and television personality/ author Joan Steffend. Tickets are available at Heartbeat Performing Arts Center for $20 for adults and $18 for children under 12. Tickets will be $25 at the door. Guest tap dancers will share their styles in a class from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Heartbeat, 7661 W. 145th St., Apple Valley. Call (952) 432-7833 for information.
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