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Mia Noonan, left, and Olivia Owusu kept cool in the shade of their canopy as they watched last week’s Freedom Days parade in Apple Valley. Despite a heat advisory, the parade and other Freedom Days events on the Fourth of July were held as scheduled, with participants encouraged to bring water and take appropriate safety precautions. For more photos from the parade, turn to XXA or go online to

Runners defy the heat Apple Valley Freedom Days runners defied high temperatures during the 5- and 2-mile runs. Page 10A


Zombies in love Eagan teen-fiction author Emily Shore sees publication of her debut novel, the postapocalyptic zombie romance “Flesher.” Page 8A

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Finding a ‘Critical Mass’ Rosemount’s Steve Daly living a rock ’n’ roll life in the suburbs by Tad Johnson Sun Thisweek

Steve Daly won’t have to travel far for his band’s performance Friday, July 27, during Rosemount Leprechaun Days. Daly, a Rosemount resident for the past two years, has been fronting Critical Mass since its inception a few years ago. The band will bring its rock-fusion mix to the Central Park Amphitheater stage, which Daly has played before with his other band, High & Mighty. “Music is my full-time profession,” Daly said. “It is a very demanding job and doesn’t pay well, but it can be very rewarding.” Daly, who moved to town two years ago to live with his girlfriend, longtime Rosemount resident Shannon Otterdahl, plays a live show about two or three times a week at venues like The Narrows in Wayzata, Mainstreet Bar & Grill in Hopkins, and PD Pappy’s in Stillwater. “I’m looking forward to playing for my neighbors and friends on Friday night,” Daly said. “I don’t often play near Rosemount, so this is a real opportunity for me to play for them.” Daly’s two bands offer different twists on the club-cover formula. High & Mighty is the top rhythm and blues dance band in the Twin Cities, Daly says. The group covers such artists as Earth, Wind & Fire, K.C. and the Sunshine Band and Lady Gaga.

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The band uses horns to jazz up the set, which Daly complements on guitar and vocals. Critical Mass cranks out a traditional rock band format while ranging into country, pop rock and alternative hits. “We have an incredible band,”

Daly said. “It doesn’t matter what material I pick, they can nail it down like studio guys. From rap to country to classic rock, this band owns the material.” Their sets include covers of See critical mass, 2A

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Rosemount resident Steve Daly plays guitar and is a vocalist in Critical Mass, which will play on Friday, July 27, at the Central Park Amphitheater during Rosemount Leprechaun Days.

AMF City Limits Lanes has been closed without notification to frequent users of the bowling center at 15400 Robert Trail in Rosemount. The closure comes on the heels of the shuttering of other AMF bowling centers across the country. A search of other recent closings found that another center in Chattanooga, Tenn., closed July 9, and other AMF centers closed in Savannah, Ga., Springfield, Mass., and Yuma, Ariz., in the past three months. Reports from all of the closings appear to follow the same pattern. A note is posted on the door announcing the closing and directing people to contact another nearby bowling center. In Rosemount’s case, that is Southtown Lanes, 7941 Southtown Center, Bloomington. The Mechanicsville, Va.-based AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc., which reportedly ran about 300 bowling centers across the country at the end of 2011, said with the other closures that they were business decisions. AMF received a two-level downgrade to Caa3 by Moody’s Investors Service in December, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek report. The report said Moody’s maintained a negative outlook on AMF’s $337 million of bank debt. News of the bowling alley’s closure from residents has been met with a “that’s too bad” reaction. One longtime user noted that City Limits had neglected simple maintenance repairs, which makes the closing not that surprising. One person who has participated in a league for the past several years said her bowling ball stored in a locker was moved to the AMF in Bloomington where she was instructed to pick it up. The city of Rosemount has had a bowling alley since George and Muriel Hammond built the building in 1962, according to local historian Maureen Geraghty Bouchard. According to Dakota County property records, the payable 2012 total value of the 22,891-squarefoot building and the 3.83-acre property was listed at $861,000. Its owner was listed as Stillwater-based Summit City Limits, LLC, for which a phone number was not found.

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Apple Valley resident Alex Gjavenis has broken several bones in his body while in pursuit of his aspiration to be a professional freestyle skier. When Gjavenis entered the Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search, he knew it wouldn’t require the same level of sacrifice. All he had to do was submit a short video showing and telling

why he’d be a perfect fit to work in Monster’s marketing department. While his freestyle skiing skill and passion for the energy drink caught enough interest among the more than 2,000 entries to place him among the finalists, Gjavenis didn’t win the grand prize’s twomonth internship when it was announced June 22 at the Fantasy Factory in downtown Los Angeles. He’s back in his hometown now looking for another big break – this

time not of the broken bone variety. In his pursuit of going higher and faster, Gjavenis has broken bones in both arms, torn his knee ligaments three times and broke his spine in three places, requiring him to be in a full body cast for a time. “I’ve wrecked my body pretty good,” he said. While he still loves freestyle skiing, Gjavenis says he’s looking for a career that can utilize his degree from the University of Colorado

and sports. He graduated from the university in December with a degree in communications and digital media. As he looks for a job, Gjavenis is no stranger to commitment. He said he put himself through school by driving one of the university buses about 25-30 hours per week while taking about 15 to 19 credit hours. See monster, 2A

Apple Valley resident Alex Gjavenis submitted a video that explained why he should have won Monster Energy’s Ultimate Intern Challenge. He was among the eight finalists, but did not win the summer internship with the California-based energy drink company.


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critical mass, from 1A bands like Kiss, Green Day, Tom Petty and much more. Daly loves talking about the talent that surrounds him. He’s thankful to play with Frank Nixon, who Daly says is one of the Twin Cities’ best guitarists and has played with national touring acts. “Wait until you hear him play Van Halen or (Joe) Satriani,” Daly said. “Then he’ll nail some country stuff down, too. He’s blow-away good and a great performer.” Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Brianna Tagg, 21, recently joined Critical Mass. Daly said he wouldn’t be surprised to see her get a national deal in the near future. “I have never worked with anyone this young that has had this level of talent,” he said of Tagg who plays the violin and guitar. “She’s just incredible.” Critical Mass will open for longtime club and festival music favorite G.B. Leighton on Friday, July 27. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with Leighton to follow at 7:50 p.m. “We are really looking forward to the show and hope to have a great turnout for Leprechaun Days,” Daly said. While the night will be memorable for the local connection, Daly says the most fun he’s had in Critical Mass was when the band took the stage after former Poison frontman Bret Michaels ended his set at Elko Speedway last August. “He played until about 11 p.m. and we played from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. in front

monster, from 1A While a student at Eastview High School, Gjavenis participated in several sports including pole vault, football and lacrosse. For a boy who had been skateboarding and in-line skating since he “was old enough to do stuff,” he stopped playing those sports to focus his efforts on skiing. The son of a professional mogul skier, Gjavenis was captain of the Hyland Hills freestyle ski team, based in Bloomington, which has generated several professional skiers over the years. He chose to attend the Boulder-based university in order to be close to the mountains where ski conditions are ripe throughout the school year. He described his college experience as work, school and skiing. When he was named a contest finalist through Monster’s Facebook page voting, he was flown to Corona, Calif., and met some

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Brianna Tagg, who sings and plays guitar and violin, is a relatively new member of Critical Mass, which is a band formed by Rosemount resident Steve Daly. of the craziest crowd I’ve ever seen,” Daly said. More on the seven days of music during this year’s Rosemount Leprechaun Days festival is in a special section inside this edition. Tad Johnson can be reached at tad.johnson@ or

of the staff at Monster and professional “legends in the sports” who are sponsored by the company. The second phase of the contest week of promotional tasks included developing a hypothetical campaign for a new Monster spokesperson. Gjavenis chose Jeremy Wade, a star of the Animal Planet reality television show “River Monsters.” “Some people might not think it is an extreme sport, but when you are yanking on a reel for four hours, that’s something,” Gjavenis said. When asked about his chances of winning the contest, Gjavenis said he felt his creativity, charisma and being an all-around good guy gave him a good shot. “I feel like I bring a different aspect than the other finalists,” he said. “I have lived through these experiences. As a company representative and an aspiring athlete, I know the lifestyle and all that.” The final project was

judged by Monster personality Rob Dyrdek. Gjavenis said he’s been impressed with Monster because they support extreme sports through sponsorships of events and athletes. Monster says it developed the internship in response to the way the economy is looking for young adults, to give them a chance to earn a paid internship worth about $15,000. “It’s a fast-paced environment, go, go, go all the time,” Gjavenis said of the possibility of working for Monster. “It’s something you live. It’s not a job, it’s a passion.” While he didn’t win, he’s not discouraged. “Regardless, it is a life experience,” he said. “Something I will always remember.” Tad Johnson can be reached at tad.johnson@ecm-inc. com or

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Police: Driver Criminal charges follow massive who caused fight at June graduation party Eight juveniles, one adult charged after community center melee crash on Pilot Knob was drunk by Andrew Miller Sun Thisweek

Lakeville woman had bottle of vodka in purse, was talking on cell phone Police say a 23-yearold Lakeville woman was drunk and talking on her cell phone when she rearended another vehicle on Pilot Knob Road in Apple Valley last month. The resulting three-vehicle crash left two cars totaled, including hers. According to Apple Valley police, the woman was driving north on Pilot Knob Road, just south of County Road 42, around 3:30 p.m. June 20 when her Acura sedan rear-ended a Chrysler Sebring stopped at a red light. The collision triggered a “chain reaction” crash, with the Sebring then rearending a Hyundai Elantra also stopped at the light. Both the Acura and the Chrysler Sebring were totaled, and the Hyundai Elantra suffered rear-end damage, police said. The woman behind the wheel of the Acura was arrested and transported to a St. Paul medical facility, where she was treated for alcohol intoxication. No injuries were initially reported in the accident,

though the woman who was arrested began complaining of injuries after she was taken into custody. A one-liter bottle of vodka, nearly three-quarters empty, was found in the woman’s purse, police said. Police did not release the woman’s name because criminal charges have yet to be filed. Apple Valley police are awaiting toxicology test results from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to determine the woman’s bloodalcohol level at the time of the crash. Once the test results come in, the incident report will be forwarded to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office for possible criminal charges, an Apple Valley police spokesman said. The woman suspected of causing the crash has two prior convictions for driving under the influence, in 2007 and 2008, according to police. ­—Andrew Miller

Dakota Electric sponsors free zoo event for members Dakota Electric Association members and their families are invited to the 15th annual Member Appreciation Event from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 26. During the event, Dakota Electric provides complimentary admission to the Minne-

sota Zoo for its members. Tickets to the event were included in electric bills, or members may bring a copy of a recent bill. Members attending the event are encouraged to bring food or cash to be donated to local food shelves.

Eight juveniles and one adult have been charged with various crimes in connection with the massive fight that broke out during a high school graduation party earlier this summer at the Hayes Community and Senior Center in Apple Valley. An estimated 50 to 100 young people were outside the city-owned building at 14601 Hayes Road when the fight erupted at about 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 1. No weapons were used by those fighting, though Apple Valley police reported that up to 100 people were involved in the fisticuffs and they were resisting officers’ attempts to disperse the raging crowd. Because of the size of the disturbance, the initial responding officers requested assistance from police in surrounding communities to help restore order. Officers used a taser gun to subdue one 15-year-old male who refused to comply with officers’ commands. He was then arrested. Police said the individuals involved in the fight were attending a private graduation party being hosted at the facility. The fighting didn’t end at the community center. Many of the individuals involved in the fight left the scene and walked to an adjacent neighborhood, where the brawling continued, police reported. These individuals were arrested. And later that night, at 10:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of a fight at the McDonald’s restaurant at 7667 150th St., which was believed to be related to the fight at the community cen-

ter. These individuals fled prior to the arrival of police. On July 9, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office filed disorderly conduct charges against eight juveniles: two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old from Apple Valley; two Minneapolis youths, ages 16 and 17; two Jordan youths, ages 14 and 16; and a 15-year-old from Brooklyn Park. Among those charged

with disorderly conduct, two face an additional charge. The 15-year-old from Apple Valley is also charged with assault; the Brooklyn Park teen is accused of providing a false name to police. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said that under Minnesota law the names of juveniles being prosecuted in this case, as well as their court dates, are not public information.

One adult – 18-yearold Emmanuel L. Riley of Apple Valley – was cited for disorderly conduct by Apple Valley police in connection with the fight, and his case is being prosecuted by the Apple Valley city attorney. Riley’s first court appearance is scheduled for July 27. Andrew Miller can be reached at or



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360 Communities: Growing hope, support in Dakota County by Sal Mondelli Special to Sun Thisweek

Since joining 360 Communities, I have spent the majority of my time meeting with members of the community, volunteers, funders, and governmental agencies. The message has been consistent: You do great work, your employees and volunteers are fully committed to the mission, but since you changed your name, I’m not sure what it is you really do or where you are headed. Let me offer my thoughts on those subjects. Our organization continues to provide hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long term selfsufficiency. We assist more than 15,000 individuals and families in any given year by operating 11 programs in over 40 locations in Dakota County. This includes five food shelves, two women’s shelters, and school success programs that focus on early childhood reading. I believe 360 Communities has a tremendous opportunity for growth. Some of our programs address thousands of people, others less than 100. Our goal will be to expand the reach of our programs that are having the greatest impact and to identify

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potential partnerships that will extend our reach in others. In the months before my arrival, 360 Communities staff initiated a strategic assessment examining who we serve and where our work fits in the larger Dakota County community. This will help us gain insight for both the near and longer terms. We will finish that effort in the next few months. 360 Communities cannot and should not try to be everything to everyone. Do not look for us to expand with more programs until we have agreed that we are doing everything to grow programs with the highest impact and the largest need. While we already make a positive difference in thousands of lives every year, there is still much unmet need, which means there is an opportunity for growth. For ex-

ample, one school district currently has 28 percent of the K-3 population (about 1,200 students) not meeting reading proficiency levels. With current funding we are working with 7 percent (about 300 students) with great reviews from the teachers, and improvements from the students. That means we are only addressing 25 percent of the total that we could with additional funding. We can have an even greater impact there, so it makes sense to do that first before starting something new. Growth through innovation 360 Communities recently helped facilitate the Redesigning MN workshop that included more than two dozen community members representing multiple constituents in Dakota County. The purpose of the project is to address how the delivery of public and social services needs to be restructured in light of reduced tax revenues. This is being precipitated by the large number of “baby boomer” retirements. In short, the current model is unsustainable, and even with massive budget cuts, will not be able to meet the needs of the public. I was fortunate to take part in these diverse discussion groups and hear the variety of perspectives on the future of Dakota

County. The event was filmed by TPT and is scheduled to air on Aug. 17. I hope you will watch. The Redesigning MN project aligns well with our convening work underway in Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville and Rosemount. Community leaders from across sectors are participating in these efforts to look at challenges in their communities and invent new solutions. My first few weeks at 360 Communities have reinforced what I am hearing from stakeholders – we are an organization that makes a difference. Please know that we will continue to move forward with this important work, while keeping an eye on creatively addressing the demographic shifts in our communities. As we move forward, growing this organization will require partnerships, innovation, efficiency and care. We can and need to do this together. Sal Mondelli is president and CEO of 360 Communities, a nonprofit devoted to preventing violence, stabilizing families in crisis, and ensuring that students succeed in school. He can be reached at Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Impact of Affordable Care Act is not felt by everyone by Don Heinzman Sun Thisweek

Joel Myhre of the Fergus Falls Daily Journal has it right. Most of us have not been interested in the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare), because we personally haven’t felt it. We aren’t affected because we have health insurance and aren’t all that concerned for the 36 million or so who don’t have it. We are pretty sure the law isn’t going to do anything to our health insurance plan, except insurance premiums are going to go up. So what’s new? Since we have health insurance and no doubt will have it by 2014, we won’t have to pay a tax (penalty) for not having it. Only those who don’t have health insurance will pay the tax, and that’s about 10 percent of the country. The law, declared constitutional by the

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U.S. Supreme Court, has been in effect for a year. So far, most of us haven’t been denied coverage. We have our same doctors, and the federal government hasn’t told us we can’t have them. Our medical care hasn’t suffered. We’ve been able to go to our same hospitals and pay the high costs like we’ve always done, knowing they are higher to pay for those who come to hospital emergency wards with problems and no money. We are paying higher co-pays and in

some cases our employers are having us pay more for health insurance plans, but that’s been going on before last year. So what’s continuing since the law wasn’t struck down? If you have children with pre-existing health conditions, insurance companies no longer can deny you insurance. The insurance companies no longer can put a cap on how much coverage we can have. If you are a retiree and on Social Security, that doughnut hole, the gap in the Medicare drug coverage charge, is shrinking. You already received a $250 discount and the new law will require drug companies to give a 50 percent discount on brandname drugs, and eventually that doughnut hole will be closed. Thanks to the new law, your children under 26 can continue to stay on your health insurance plan.

A company with fewer than 50 workers will not have to worry about the mandate. We are told most small businesses have fewer than 50 employees. And, we’re told if anyone will have trouble buying health insurance in 2014, the state is setting up an exchange for those folks to shop around and get the best deal. Myhre speaks for a lot of us. “I don’t doubt the health care bill is important. I’m sure there is some good in it. I’m sure there is some bad in it. But for myself, until it hits my wallet or affects the quality of my health care, feigning interest in it has been difficult.” Don Heinzman is a member of the ECM Editorial Board. Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM Publishers. Heinzman can be reached at don. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Don’t speed in Cedar Avenue construction To the editor: Concerning construction on Cedar Avenue. There is going to be a big bang on Cedar Avenue at 140th Street. Despite the 35 mph signs during construction on Cedar, traffic comes south at 50 to 55 mph across 140th Street. Very often heavy trucks still go through the intersection after the light has turned red for three or four seconds. I’ve traveled through there several times a day since construction started and have never seen the presence of police. If the police gave out double fines for speeding through that construction area, the fines might pay for most of the construction. BOB CRAWFORD Apple Valley

Tell your story To the editor: There are letters in the paper every week, arguing for one position or another on the proposed amendment to the Minnesota constitution that would limit the freedom to marry to opposite gender couples. I know and love many gay and lesbian people whom this amendment would really hurt. But I’m not going to pose an abstract argument to try to convince you to vote one way or another. That’s because my friends are humans, and as such, they are made in God’s image. They are not abstract ideas. Each is God’s creation and is worthy of respect. Here’s what I propose: Between now and Election Day, have conversations with people about this proposed amendment. Tell your story and listen to others. Seek to understand; ask questions. Try hard not to let your “inner pundit” out.

When we do that, something new is created: community, compassion, deep relationship. Our democracy is strengthened. It’s easy to spout off opinions and demonize those we disagree with. To tell stories and really listen to others is a courageous, countercultural thing. And perhaps the only way the world can be changed. Deb Stehlin Lakeville

Photo ID for voting To the editor: Boarding a plane. Purchasing a house. Getting married. Opening a savings account. Seeing a doctor. Obtaining government benefits. Driving a car. Cashing a check. Michelle Obama’s book signing. What do all these events have in common? A photo ID is required, but, no, it is not required to vote. When I hear the baseless

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arguments of those who oppose voter ID, I wonder if common sense left them. They cite extreme examples of how this will keep the elderly, the disadvantaged, students, frequent movers and others from voting. This is ludicrous. Contrary to their claims, a simple requirement of a photo ID is not a huge barrier erected by Republicans to suppress voting rights. Voting is a great privilege. Those who take voting seriously will not be inhibited by this requirement, especially when it’s provided free of charge. Those with dishonorable intentions will be negatively affected. There is no voter fraud? Why are there so many voter fraud convictions? Why were thousands of postal verification cards returned as ‘undeliverable’? Why do many deceased people remain on voter rolls? Why have NAACP, ACORN, and other liberal organizations been caught submitting fraudulent registrations? What’s stopping anyone from ‘vouching’ for multiple strangers, especially when offered an incentive? No, there is no voter fraud. I urge everyone to vote ‘yes’ for the Voter ID amendment. Its passage will ensure election integrity and be a small step in stopping those who are robbing us of our liberty. It will increase public confidence and result in increased voting participation. The amendment includes provisions for everyone’s legitimate vote to count. Those who move frequently can obtain a renewal slip showing their current address in the precinct. Those who reside in temporary shelters can obtain a document from the shelter administrator to establish their residence.There is provisional ballot allowing individuals to cast votes and furnish required documentation before the vote is counted. These measures will ensure that no one’s vote is diluted, that only eligible individu-

als vote, and that everyone votes only once. Photo ID will not suppress voting, but enhance election integrity. Alexandra Matyja Prior Lake

Health care as a basic human need; Minnesota can do better To the editor: Former Sen. Dave Durenberger’s guest column about prospects for the Affordable Care Act, was interesting, thought-provoking and timely. Those who thought the Supreme Court would strike down the law have had a dose of reality. And a telling statistic, as Durenberger notes, is that “The new law expands insured coverage to 30-32 million uninsured.” This represents a reduction of uninsured people by 67 percent. Soon, the law, most of which goes into effect in 2014, eliminates the major reason for bankruptcies in our country – for these 30 million people. This is no small factor, as was noted in the startling impact of poverty in the previous week’s issue. For us to beat poverty, and strengthen the middle class, we must answer basic needs like health care. Further, businesses see the prospect of improvement in their bottom lines, once major challenges are handled, such as our country’s health care needs. However, in Minnesota, our health care needs are still unmet as 250,000 Minnesotans will still be left out, even with the ACA. A whole different future opens up when a hard-working family, who sees static or falling wages, can count on some stability in their health and family finances. Let’s hope that the next step is a single-payer health care system for Minnesota because it will cost less, it covers more, and you choose your physician: Our willingness as a country to establish the necessary elements of an economy that works well for citizens can make the difference we all need for prosperity. ELLEN MSN Eagan



Relationship does not equal marriage To the editor: Your Sun Thisweek of July 6 had some letters to the editor that spiked comment in me. The “other side of the coin” so to speak. I don’t know how anyone can get so mixed up in their thinking over the proposed marriage amendment. I keep reading Veda Kanitz’s letter and think she should do more research on the real issue. Her letter states that Sherry and Barb are two beautiful “children of the universe” in a beautifully committed relationship, but I say that is what it is. It’s a relationship, but not a marriage. The proposed amendment doesn’t try to change their personal life or their personal choices or desires, so what’s the big fuss? The amendment shouldn’t and doesn’t bother their routine at all. They had and have the freedom to choose their way of life and good luck to them. Our society has a whole gamut of unions, contracts, legal papers for property ownership, financial, etc., and that’s a choice to pick a partner but that doesn’t constitute a marriage. Call it a union or a relationship or whatever you choose, but it’s not a marriage. Kanitz should keep loving Sherry and Barb and keep researching the proposed amendment. ELIZABETH SCHREINER Lakeville

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Skyway standoff solved Cedar Avenue schedule maintained with 147th Street walkway planned by Laura Adelmann Sun Thisweek

After action by Dakota County, Apple Valley can obtain cost estimates for building a skyway at 147th Street on Cedar Avenue. City officials hope to include the skyway’s construction with the Cedar Avenue bus rapid transitway and agreed to do so at city expense, and will be paid back costs based on actual ridership at the 147th Street Station. Dakota County commissioners, meeting as the Regional Rail Authority

on July 10, agreed to fund plans and reviews necessary for construction estimates to be completed. The action breaks a stalemate that had occurred when the Metropolitan Council and Dakota County recommended the skyway be added at a later time based on ridership and operation numbers. Apple Valley officials had cited safety concerns and requested the walkway be included as the bus rapid transitway on Cedar Avenue is constructed. County officials were

concerned the transitway construction would be further delayed, but the advance-fund option solves that concern. Apple Valley City Council members passed a resolution June 28 approving the 147th Street Station contingent upon the skyway work being included as a bid alternate so the city could know the cost of the skyway. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or

Two area businesses connect through running Two local business owners have found a way to support each other and it started with a stop for some running shoes. When Closets For Life owner Rick Lyrek stopped in at Burnsville’s Run ’N’ Fun for some new shoes, the owner of the shop, Perry Bach, took note of Lyrek’s blue work van, which bears the logo for his Apple Valley custom closet company. Bach was looking to install employee lockers at his store and asked Lyrek if he would take a look at the employee area and give a project quote. Lyrek had stopped at Run ’N’ Fun to buy shoes prior to the Boston Marathon, which is often regarded as one of the most prestigious marathons in the world. To enter the marathon, runners need a qualifying time in another marathon. Lyrek clocked a qualifying time at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth last June and had been

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When Closets For Life owner Rick Lyrek stopped in at Burnsville’s Run ’N’ Fun for some new shoes, the owner of the shop, Perry Bach, took note of Lyrek’s blue work van, which bears the logo for his Apple Valley custom closet company and hired him to complete a job at the store. training heavily this winter with a group of runners. Averaging 30-40 miles of running a week, Lyrek wears out his shoes quickly. He said he likes shopping at specialty running stores for their expertise and personal service. Closets For Life, which works with residential clients and designers, builders and architects to creates

storage solutions closets, offices, garages, pantries, laundry rooms and much more, installed the employee lockers at Run ’N’ Fun earlier this year. “In this economy, it is great when local businesses can support each other.” Lyrek said. “It’s an example of how you can make a difference locally and help your community.”

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Police: Employee at UPS stole pills, annotated swimsuit issue Surveillance footage shows employee tampering with package by Andrew Miller Sun Thisweek

A man who was employed at UPS in Apple Valley is accused of tampering with a mom’s care package to her son. Nineteen-year-old Jesse D. Johnson of Farmington was charged June 19 with theft and drug possession, both felonies, in connection with the February incident at the UPS store at 15050 Cedar Ave. The mom contacted Apple Valley police Feb. 28 to report that the package she’d brought to the UPS store had been received by her son attending college in Iowa, but that some items were missing, and another item had been altered. The mom had included a

T-shirt, cookies, magazines and two bottles of her son’s prescription Adderall in the package. When it arrived, the 60 Adderall pills were gone, and the copy of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue she’d included had handwritten notes commenting on the female models. Police and the UPS store manager reviewed surveillance footage from the day the package was sent. According to the criminal complaint, the footage shows Johnson, the employee who handled the transaction with the woman, bringing the items to the store’s packaging area, writing the notes that were later found attached to the magazine, and tossing an item away

from the package before sealing it. On Feb. 29, Johnson agreed to meet with Apple Valley police and give a statement. He admitted writing the notes that were attached to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, explaining that his actions were a “teenage guy thing” and not a “good choice,” the complaint said. Asked about the missing Adderall, Johnson stated he did not take it and requested to speak with a lawyer. If convicted of both felony charges, Johnson faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and $30,000 in fines. Andrew Miller can be reached at or


July 13, 2012 Sun Thisweek - Apple Valley - Rosemount

Medical examiner eager for 2013 move After 25 years, Dakota County coroner office will move from Hastings by Laura Adelmann Sun Thisweek

After years of planning, Dakota County commissioners, meeting as a committee, passed a resolution July 10 verifying the county’s intention to approve a three-year contract with Hennepin County for its medical examiner services starting next year. After 25 years at Regina Hospital in Hastings, Dakota County Medical Examiner Lindsey Thomas and her staff will move into the Hennepin County facility next year, and Thomas will become assistant medical examiner. Dr. Andrew Baker will become Dakota County’s medical examiner. Thomas said she is happy with the changes and never aspired to be chief medical examiner. “I’m totally for it,” Thomas told Sun Thisweek. “It’s so great. It really is the

best long-term solution … for the shortage of forensic pathologists. In the future, it no longer makes sense to have a state like Minnesota with lots of little medical examiner’s offices.” Thomas said regionalizing will allow better collaboration of cases and keep her small office from being “totally vulnerable” if one person leaves. She said there is a national shortage of forensic pathologists, and when her assistant forensic pathologist, Dr. Susan Roe, moved back to her home state of Texas it was challenging for the remaining staff. Lindsey said Regina Medical Center has been a good home for the office and wonderful to work with, but the department has outgrown available space and have had equipment problems. “Our (six) coolers are literally held together with

duct tape,” Thomas said. “On days we have more than six bodies, it’s not a pretty picture.” Hennepin County proposed and drafted a cooperative agreement and requested Dakota County officially resolve the county’s intention before it begins remodeling some offices to accommodate the additional employees. The three-year contract begins Jan. 1, 2013, and states that barring a catastrophic event, the county would pay a maximum of $1.09 million next year for the services. The cost could be reduced if other counties that have partnered with Dakota County for the medical examiner’s office would also move to Hennepin County. Those counties are Chisago, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston and Scott. County Administrator Brandt Richardson stated

in a board memo that the other counties, including Scott, are considering Hennepin County as well. State law mandates counties provide medical examiner services by a certified forensic pathologist. According to the county, the medical examiner’s office investigates all human deaths that are sudden, unexpected, unnatural, violent, suspicious, or unattended by a physician. Laura Adelmann is at laura. or

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Dakota County Medical Examiner’s Office is outgrowing available space at the Regina Hospital basement in Hastings. This storage closet is nearly filled to capacity with records.

Rosemount News Briefs Area Seniors begin selling Leprechaun Days buttons

mount, Walgreen’s, Holiday Station Store on Chippendale Ave. and Rosemount City Hall. The fundraising project is one of the largest for the The Rosemount Area seniors. Funds raised go toSeniors are selling official ward programming for acRosemount Leprechaun tivities and future expenses. Days buttons now through the end of the July 20-29 Medallion hunt festival. People who buy a $1 but- to start Monday, ton may enter their name July 23 for a chance to win several prizes. Prizes this year in- This year’s Leprechaun’s clude: $100 cash for first, Lost Medallion Hunt will $50 gift certificates for the return to its traditional start second through sixth prizes time on Monday of Rosefrom Larsen P.A., Master mount Leprechaun Days, Transmission, Phil’s Body which runs from July 20-29. Shop, MGM Liquor and The medallion hunt will Wine, BP Station. There are start at 9 a.m. Monday, July several other prizes ranging 23, when the first clue is refrom $25 prizes to gift bags. leased on the front door of Buttons are being sold at Sterling State Bank, 4520 Cub Foods, Terry’s Hard- 150th St. W., corner of ware, Suzy’s Kitchen, Fire- County Road 42 and Diaside Restaurant, Kwik Trip, mond Path, and online at First State Bank of Rose-

Sterling State Bank is offering a $500 cash prize to the winner. The hunt has enough clues, in limerick format (a nod to the city’s Irish heritage), to have it run until the festival ends July 29. Over the years, the medallion has taken on various shapes, sizes and colors. It’s been green to blend in with grass, red when attached to a fire hydrant and made of wood when placed on a bench. Medallion-seekers should note that this tradition will continue, along with it being hidden on city of Rosemount park property that can be seen and reached by even the youngest of hunters. Hunters should note that they won’t have to move, damage or destroy park property in order to find the medallion. Official rules and a pic-

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ture of the prize will be posted at clue central at and on the front door of the bank. Clues will be published every morning at 9 a.m. at the entrance to Sterling State Bank and on the newspaper’s website.

Contest could find out who’s got talent Rosemount Leprechaun Days is seeking feedback on an idea that has been discussed during its meetings this year. People who would be interested in being a contestant in an “America’s Got Talent”-type event in 2013, should contact Steve Ball, Leprechaun Days committee member, at balldome@ The contest could include preliminary rounds at local venues in advance of the finals, which could be

held during the last weekend of Rosemount Leprechaun Days. People who have a talent they would like to share – musical, magical, spoken word or other forms of family entertainment – should contact Ball. “I threw out the idea at one of our meetings, and everyone was very excited about it,” Ball said.

Rosemount Parks and Rec Rosemount Parks and Recreation will offer the following programs. Register online at www. or call (651) 322-6000 for more information. • Free USTA Community Cardio Tennis Class, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Charlies Park tennis courts. Free workout for tennis players of all ability and fitness levels. No reg-

istration is required – just show up. • Free Party in the Park, ages 6 to 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Jaycee Park. Games, live music, entertainment and fun. All activities are free. No registration is required – just show up. • Movie in the Park, dusk, Saturday, July 14, at Central Park Amphitheater. See “Puss in Boots.” Free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Weather-related updates: (952) 985-1780, option No. 6. • Puppetry Camp, ages 6 to 9, 1 to 3 p.m. July 16-19 at Central Park. Kids will create puppets, learn how puppets interact with each other and the audience, and perform a show in the puppet wagon for an audience. Cost: $25. Campers should apply sunscreen and bring a water bottle to camp each day. A daily snack will be provided. Registration required.

Sun Thisweek - Apple Valley - Rosemount July 13, 2012


Moms peddle pedal-powered refreshment Healthy smoothies on tap at traveling cycle stand by John Gessner Sun Thisweek

April Huntsinger is an avid cyclist who completed the 100-mile Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride in May. Laura Whipple is a marketing executive with UnitedHealth Group. Both are moms who value fruit, fitness and wellness. Blend their interests with a shot of take-the-plunge adventurism and you have Smoothie Cycle, a traveling smoothie stand that operates entirely on pedal power. Huntsinger and Whipple, neighbors in Burnsville’s West Buck Hill neighborhood, opened the business in June with a test run during a year-ending event at Orchard Lake Elementary School in Lakeville, which both their children attend. “We made 400 smoothies in about two hours, which was a great test drive for our production speed,” Whipple said. Since then they’ve brought Smoothie Cycle to Antlers Park Beach in Lakeville and to Lakeville’s Main Street for the

Pan-O-Prog festival that wrapped up last weekend. Smoothie Cycle has a standing engagement Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market, and will visit the Burnsville Fire Muster in September. The partners know a good idea when they see it and have yet to breed imitators, in the Twin Cities, anyway. Smoothie Cycle peddles the only pedal-powered smoothie in town, according to Whipple. “It’s a popular concept in England and in Australia,” said the 41-year-old married mother of two children, ages 7 and 11. “I actually saw it for the first time in England when I was there traveling abroad for business. We decided we could bring it here. “The bike blenders themselves actually come from a place in Berkeley called Rock the Bike. They started by making pedal-powered speaker amps for rock concerts. They make all kinds of pedal-powered things now, blenders being one of

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does most of the accounting and a lot of the logistical work, including securing needed licenses. “We don’t plug in. A lot of these other vendors have to have generators and plug in. We don’t have to plug in anywhere. We work out of coolers.” The coolers are stocked with allnatural yogurt, frozen fruit and juice. “And we’re careful to use products that don’t have preservatives or highSubmitted photo fructose corn syrup Smoothie Cycle owners Laura Whipple, left, and April Huntsinger or any additives,” used peddle power to make their fruit smoothies at the Northeast said Whipple, who’s Minneapolis Farmers Market. occupationally aware of the childade flavor, Huntsinger said. the end of summer. hood-obesity problem and “We had to deviate from Information and uphopes to engage children in our 100 percent juice” prac- coming engagements are making healthy choices. tice, she admitted. “We had on Facebook at www.Face The smoothies come in to use lemonade. But we strawberry, strawberry ba- were buying the high-qualnana, tropical blend and ity version, with real sugar.” John Gessner can be reached mixed berry. With the re- Whipple said she and at cent heat the partners have Huntsinger are “well on our or added a strawberry lemon- way” to turning a profit by

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July 13, 2012 Sun Thisweek - Apple Valley - Rosemount

Thisweekend Zombie romance novel is just the beginning for young Eagan author Emily Shore sees publication of debut novel ‘Flesher’

Botanical art on display An exhibit by the Great River Chapter of Botanical Artists is on display at the Lakeville Area Arts Center gallery through Sept. 16. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The arts center is at 20965 Holyoke Ave. For more information, call (952) 985-4640.

by Andrew Miller Sun Thisweek

This summer brought good news for Emily Shore. In June, the 25-year-old Eagan teenfiction author saw publication of her debut novel, “Flesher,” a post-apocalyptic zombie romance that’s now available on Amazon. It’s the first in what Shore hopes will be a long list of published works. She recently completed “The Legend of the Last Bookkeeper,” a novel inspired by Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” that examines what the world would look like without books. “The Legend of the Last Bookkeeper” is the latest in a whole host of paranormal romance and science fiction novels she’s written and is now looking to have published. Her website,, gives a rundown of the writing projects she’s completed since committing to a career in writing. “I think I was a born writer,” said Shore, who was home-schooled through high school and went on to earn a creative writing degree from Metro State University in St. Paul. “I started writing as a young girl – I would try to write short stories but I’d always end up writing a full-length book.” She’s now working on her next novel, “Serenity,” a story about a future Earth where girls are put on display as artwork. Shore, who works part-time at Barnes & Noble in Apple Valley, took time to talk to us about her writing rituals, her strategies for dealing with writer’s block, and how a book by Stephenie Meyer gave her laryngitis. At what point in your life did you know you wanted to be a writer? Ever since I learned to read and write. I credit my mother for giving me a healthy dose of literature at a young age. The first hours of every morning were dedicated to reading countless chapters of countless books. It was love at first sight. What is your writing strategy? Do you have any writing rituals? My writing strategy is to write no fewer than 1,000 words a day. No ritual other than stapling my pants to the chair and refusing myself any other pleasure other than writing those 1,000 words. If I didn’t have a part-time job, which required the use of my hands, I would write 3,000 words a day. However, I tried that once, and though I gained a 90,000-word book in one month, I also gained a temporary case of carpal tunnel, which I have no desire to repeat. Describe your writing room. This would depend on whether you mean inside my house or outside. My ideal writing room, if money and time were no object, would be any coffee shop first thing in the morning. I thrive in a crowded, chaotic, and above all cacophonic atmosphere in order to

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Teen-fiction author Emily Shore, who works part-time at Barnes & Noble in Apple Valley, commits to writing 1,000 words each day. “If I didn’t have a part-time job … I would write 3,000 words a day,” she said. “However, I tried that once, and though I gained a 90,000word book in one month, I also gained a temporary case of carpal tunnel, which I have no desire to repeat.” write. The more noise, the better. And the fragrances of coffee only serve to heighten my senses. Inside my house, my writing room is my office, which my husband and I specifically designed. It is entirely themed around books, art, and writing. What’s on your writing desk? In addition to my laptop and desktop computer, my desk is entirely writer-themed with a typewriter adorning the back of it as well as a writer’s quill and ink bottle. On my desk, I also keep two framed photos of my book covers, which always serve as a reminder to keep writing. How do you get past writer’s block? If you had asked me this a couple months ago, I would have proudly declared that I never get writer’s block. However, I recently started writing in an unknown and particularly difficult genre for me, and I found myself subsequently stuck. I discovered the answer to writer’s block in one of my defining character traits: persistence. I journeyed to a local coffee shop, researched the basis for

my writer’s block (which happened to be plot structure at the time), and I stayed there for four hours until I had hashed out a worthy plot. I give most of the credit to Caribou Coffee’s hot cinnamon spice tea for this. And Google. What are you reading right now? Since I work at a bookstore, I constantly see new titles added to shelves. I’m always on the lookout for any compelling teen read since it’s the audience for which I write. I can read a number of books at one time without getting too scatterbrained. My favorite title on my reading list would have to be “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor. What was the last truly great book you read? “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer. Stunning character development, a wholly original idea, compelling emotional substance. I literally got laryngitis reading this aloud to my husband on a camping trip. Since then, it has become my ultimate choice for a “trapped on a desert island” book. “Blood Red Road” by Moira Young is another book notable and worthy of merit, which I found most stirring. “Warm Bodies” by Isaac Marion, the last. Which authors have inspired you? The all-powerful, paid-by-the-word Charles Dickens. The sheer genius of J.R.R. Tolkien. The seductive yet simple power of Gaston Le Roux. The pure romanticism of Jane Austen. The morbid attractiveness of the Grimm Brothers. The descriptive allure of Daphne du Maurier. And yes, even the emotional complexes of Stephenie Meyer. Andrew Miller can be reached at andrew. or

Mystery writers Marilyn Jax and Jim Proebstle will stop in Apple Valley on Saturday, Aug. 11, as part of their Mystery Writers Book Tour. The two will sign books and answer questions from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Apple Valley Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail. Jax, who resides in the Twin Cities, will debut her third novel, “Sapphire Trails,” at the event. Proebstle, who is from the Chicago area, will sign copies of “Fatal Incident,” a World War II historical fiction story of conspiracy and espionage based on a true Minnesota story.

Art and All that Jazz Festival The ninth annual Art and All that Jazz Festival will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville. The lineup includes The Dakota Combo, noon to 1:30 p.m.; Hot Swing Combo, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Charanga Tropical, 4 to 5:30 p.m.; The Super Pilots, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Randy Brecker, 8 to 10 p.m. More information is at

Family and Friends Day at Dakota City The second of three Family and Friends Fun Days at Dakota City Heritage Village will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 13. The final event will be Aug. 24. Dakota City is located at 4008 220th St. W. on the fairgrounds in Farmington. Visitors should stop at the Dakota City office in Ahlberg Hall to purchase tickets ($5) and meet a tour guide. Costumed guides will lead the tours, which will begin every hour with the last tour beginning at 2 p.m. Each tour will last 90 minutes and include stops in eight buildings where costumed villagers will be on hand. For more information, visit

Dakota City seeks fair demonstrators Dakota City Heritage Village is seeking demonstrators who can show 1900s crafts and skills during the Dakota County Fair Aug. 6-12. Crafts might include woodcarving, embroidering, knitting, spinning and weaving. For more information, call Dakota City at (651) 460-8050.

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Children’s Castle Theater will present “Cinderella: When Castle Meets Country” at 7 p.m. July 13-14 and 2 p.m. July 14-15 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. While the sweet and magical story of Cinderella (Tyra Jaramillo) and her two snobby stepsisters (Brielle Franke and Claire Vietti) remains intact, audiences who seek a little less “fairy tale” will find themselves laughing along with the side story of the Prince (Grant Uline) as he attempts to fulfill his lifelong dream of letting country bumpkin commoners into the castle. From front left are case members Jayna Carlson, Josie Carlson; back row: Brielle Franke, Tyra Jaramillo, Claire Vietti. Tickets are $10 adults, $6 senior citizens, $8 children ages 10 and under, and can be purchased at the door or by calling (952) 985-4640.

theater and arts calendar To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy. Comedy Bob Larson with special guest Jeff Pfoser at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, at MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 E. First Ave., Shakopee (lower level of Dangerfield’s), (612) 860-9388, www.minnehahacomedyclub. com. Tickets: $13. Concerts Marc Cohn with Rebecca Pidgeon, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $46. Tickets available at Marc Cohn with Alison Scott, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $46. Tickets available at Minnesota Sinfonia will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Caponi Art Park’s outdoor amphitheater, Eagan. A $5 per person donation is suggested. Information: www.caponiartpark. org. Music in Kelley Park featuring Michael Monroe from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase. Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $56. Tickets available at Exhibits Botanical art exhibit by The Great River Chapter of Botanical Artists at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Information: (952) 985-4640. Festivals Rosemount Leprechaun Days runs July 20-29. Information: www.rosemountevents. com/Leprechaun.html. Theater Eagan Summer Community Theatre will present “Cinderella” in the Eagan High School auditorium, 4185 Braddock Trail, at 7:30 p.m. July 13-14, 18-21, 2528, and 2 p.m. July 15, 22 and 28. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors 62-plus and children under 12. To purchase tickets, call (651) 683-6964 between 1 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or purchase online at Workshops/classes Mystery Art Night will be offered Fridays, July 20 through Aug. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Eagan Art House. All supplies will be included and light refresh-

ments will be served. Cost per class is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Register at Call (651) 6755521 for information. Music Together in the Valley offers classes for parents and their infant, toddler and preschool children in Rosemount, Farmington, Lakeville and Apple Valley. Information: or (651) 439-4219. The Eagan Art House offers classes for all ages. For a complete listing go to or call (651) 6755521. Dan Petrov Art Studio in Burnsville offers oil painting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill level painters, www.danpetrovart. com, (763) 843-2734. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville,, (651) 214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Special needs theater program (autism-DCD), ages 5 and older, Burnsville, (952) 7363644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee is $3 and includes all supplies. Bring any old jewelry you would like to re-make. 3981 Lexington Ave. S., (651) 675-5500. Savage Art Studios, 4735 W. 123rd St., Suite 200, Savage, offers classes/workshops for all ages. Information: www. or (952) 895-0375. Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at (651) 315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. Beginner country line dance classes on Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Lakeville VFW, 8790 Upper 208th St. $5/ class. Call Marilyn (651) 4637833. Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages,, (952) 985-4640.

Thursday, July 19 Music in the Parks – Kid Power With Rachael, 10 a.m. at Central Park Amphitheater, Friday, July 13 Outdoor movie, “Yogi Bear,” Rosemount. Free. Weather line: 7:30 p.m. seating, dusk show- Call (952) 985-1780 option 6 to time, part of Burnsville’s “Flicks find out if a performance has on the Bricks” series at Nicollet been cancelled. Commons Park in the Heart of Thursday Rockin’ Readers – Gideon Pond Principal Kristine the City. Summer Fresh Friday Film, Black, 11:15 a.m., Nicollet Com“The Miracles of Greens: How mons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Greens and Wild Edibles Can Burnsville. Free. Save Your Life,” 6 to 8 p.m. at Val- Thursday Rockin’ Lunch ley Natural Foods, 13750 County Hour – Kidz Dance, noon, Road 11, Burnsville. Information: Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free. (952) 891-1212, ext. 221. “The Great Grill-Out,” 6 to 8 p.m. in Market Plaza, downtown Saturday, July 14 Movies in the Park, “Puss Lakeville. Sponsored by the in Boots,” at dusk at the Central Downtown Lakeville Business Park Amphitheater near City Hall, Association. Free. Hot dogs and Rosemount. Bring blankets and brats will be served. Entertainlawn chairs. Weather-related up- ment by The Blue Drifters and dates: (952) 985-1790, option No. the Southern Cruzers classic car display. Information: www.down6. Sunday, July 15 Open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at the Lutz Railroad Garden, Food drive for Dakota Coun2960 Egan Ave., Eagan. Free. ty food shelves from 9 a.m. to Trains will not run if raining. Infor- noon at Saints Martha & Mary Episcopal Church, 4180 Lexingmation: (651) 454-3534. ton Ave. S., Eagan. Requested items: Canned food, peanut butTuesday, July 17 Family Fun Tuesday – Irish ter, dry goods, personal hygiene music and dance with the O’Shea Irish Dancers, 10 to 11 a.m. in the Sculpture Garden at Caponi Art Park, Eagan. $4 per person donation is suggested. Information: (651) 454-9412 or Tuesday Evenings in the Garden – The Digital Eye with Jo Anne Sabin, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the garden at UMore Park, 1605 160th St. W. (County Road 46), Rosemount. Create better photos of your garden and its wildlife with just a few digital photo editing techniques. Fee: $10. Questions or to register by phone, call University of Minnesota Extension: (651) 480-7700.

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items, cooking oil, flour and baking items. Cash donations encouraged. 30th anniversary celebration by AMVETS Post 1, Mendota, at the Mendota VFW on Highway 13 beginning at 2 p.m. Program at 3 p.m., pig roast and live music from 4 p.m. to midnight. Beer, fun, friends. All welcome, especially veterans and their families. Information: (651) 688-7408. Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. • July 13, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. • July 13, 1 to 6 p.m., American Family Insurance, 400 Third St., Farmington. • July 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nelson Chiropractic, 14321 Nicollet Court, Burnsville. • July 17, 1 to 6 p.m., Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 14980 Diamond Path, Rosemount. • July 18, 2 to 7 p.m., Lady Katherine Fitness Studio, 4178


Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. • July 19, 1 to 6 p.m., Brunswick Zone XL, 11129 162nd St. W., Lakeville. • July 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sprint Lakeville, 17713 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville. Reunions Lakeville High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the home of Bruce and Pat Zweber, 387 Maple Island Road, Burnsville. Information: Mary Boegeman Johnson at or Mary Ann Knox at MaryAnnKnox@visi. com. Burnsville High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20th reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Hyatt Regency, downtown Minneapolis. Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 at the door. To register and purchase tickets, visit or contact Kelly Bruce Regan at or Bob Hayes at bobhayes37@yahoo. com with questions.

Cactus Willie, Boxcar Bob & The Drifter

Wednesday, July 18 The Importance of Water, for children, 1 to 2 p.m. at Valley Natural Foods, Burnsville. Kids will discover why drinking “0” sugary drinks is best for overall health and nutrition. Free. Register for the class 32 hours in advance in the store, at (952) 891-1212, ext. 221, or online at www.eventbee. com/v/valleynaturalfoods/boxoffice. Eagan Market Fest, 4 to 8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds. Farmers market, classic car show, concert with The Rockin’ Hollywoods, $1 root beer floats, oldies trivia, free kids’ art, family games and more. Information: or (651) 675-5500.

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Cactus Willie, Boxcar Bob and The Drifter will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. The performance will include a blend of folk, country, rock, and bluegrass music. Comedian Charlie LeBlanc will open for the trio with stories of Cajun life in Baton Rouge, La. Tickets are $14 and are available at the arts center. Advance purchase is recommended. For tickets or additional information, call (952) 985-4640.



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Notebook: Jones helps U.S. win world title Apple Valley student averages 8.5 points in U17 basketball tourney by Mike Shaughnessy Sun Thisweek

Apple Valley High School junior-to-be Tyus Jones helped Team USA dominate the International Basketball Federation U17 World Championship. The U.S. team defeated Australia 95-62 in the gold medal game Sunday in Kaunas, Lithuania. This was the second U17 world tournament. Team USA won the inaugural event in 2010, and the tournament will be held every

two years. The U.S. team won all eight of its games in the world championship, winning each by at least 22 points. Jones led his team with 43 assists in eight games. He also averaged 8.5 points (on 53 percent shooting), 2.9 rebounds and two steals per game. He played an average of 20.4 minutes a game; no player on the U.S. team averaged more than 22.9 minutes. Team USA outscored

Freedom Days run held despite sweltering heat by Mike Shaughnessy Sun Thisweek

rest of the top five consisted of Lisa Kresky-Friffin of Farmington (38:03), Krista Clatterbuck of Lakeville (38:35) and Tracey Thompson of Lakeville (40:50). Swanson ran 11:30 in the men’s two-mile race with Jason Schultz of Lakeville in second place, 10 seconds behind. Brett Jones was third in 11:50. Two Eagan residents, Patrick Silgen (11:56) and Eric Thompson (12:03) were fourth and fifth. Olson, a Richfield resident, ran the women’s twomile in 12:32 and finished 1:10 ahead of the runnerup, Maricia Pacheco of Farmington. Ellen Jesmok of Eagan was third in 14:00, Alyssa Cowan of Faribault took fourth in 14:20 and Mallory Stach of Savage was fifth in 14:38. Complete results from the Freedom Days races are available at

Adam Lippold of Elko and Kate Tavakley of Burnsville were winners in the five-mile race at the Apple Valley Freedom Days Run on July 4, and Sam Swanson and Hannah Olson won the two-mile races. On a sweltering morning, 190 runners – 122 males and 68 females – completed the five-mile race. The two-mile race had 177 finishers, 81 males and 96 females. Lippold won the men’s five-mile race in 28 minutes, 22 seconds, which was 29 seconds faster than runnerup Seth Rosvold of Apple Valley. Erik Rosvold, also of Apple Valley, was third in 29:38. Completing the top five were Jason Mansour of Apple Valley (30:37) and Luke Gross of St. Paul (30:58). Tavakley finished the women’s five-mile in 35:41, which also was the 17thfastest time overall. Alicia Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. Traut of Apple Valley was or second in 36:34, and the

opponents by an average of 100-60 during the tournament and outrebounded them 55-35. The U.S. shot 51 percent for the tournament. Jones spent about a month with the U.S. team, first at a training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., then at a warmup tournament in the Canary Islands. This was his second season with USA Basketball. Last summer he played for a U.S. U16 team that won a qualifying tournament for

this year’s world championship. He was scheduled to return to Minnesota late Tuesday night and will rejoin the Howard Pulley Panthers U17 Blue team, which is scheduled to play in the Nike Peach Jam tournament beginning July 19 in North Augusta, S.C.

Lundin moves on While much of the local attention during the NHL free agency period went to the Minnesota Wild’s pur-

suit of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, another player with ties to the area also changed teams. Apple Valley High School graduate Mike Lundin, a defenseman who played for the Wild last season, signed with the Ottawa Senators for one year and $1.15 million. Lundin had an abdominal injury last season and played just 17 games for the Wild, getting two assists. He had been with the Tampa Bay Lightning the previous four seasons.

In Ottawa, he will be a teammate of former Minnesota forward Guillaume Latendresse, who declined to re-sign with the Wild and took a one-year deal with the Senators. Lundin’s wife Shelly will be Apple Valley High School’s varsity volleyball coach this fall. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. or

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Eagan third baseman Collin Olstad has the tag waiting for Apple Valley’s Garrett Ganskie, who was out trying to steal third base during Tuesday night’s American Legion baseball game at Legion Field in Apple Valley. Eagan won 5-3. Both teams will be pool-play hosts in the Gopher Classic tournament that begins Friday. Eagan’s games will be at Eagan High School and Apple Valley’s games will be at Legion Field.

Mighty swing

Fundraiser features Twins players Cheerful Givers, a local nonprofit that provides toy-filled birthday gift bags to food shelves and shelters, will host a breakfast with Minnesota Twins players Brian Duensing, Nick Blackburn, Chris Parmelee and their wives on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Chart House Restaurant in Lakeville. In addition to a pancake breakfast, attendees will have a chance to ask ques-

tions of the players and to win autographed prizes. Included will be a live auction for Mauer/Morneau suite tickets, the opportunity to toss out the first pitch at a September game, a teamautographed bat and more. VIP ticket holders can have an item autographed by the players following the breakfast. Tickets and more information are available at

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Will Niska of Apple Valley puts the ball in play during an American Legion baseball game against Eagan on Tuesday night at Legion Field. Eagan won 5-3. Apple Valley will be a pool-play host site for the 84-team Gopher Classic tournament beginning Friday.

Seeking nominations for basketball hall of fame

Moore’s here to help

The Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame, a new venture featuring some of the most prominent names in Minnesota high school basketball, is seeking nominations for its inaugural class of inductees. The Hall of Fame plans to promote high school basketball and the values of wholesome competition and sportsmanship, both for boys and for girls by recognizing outstanding players, coaches, teams, officials and other contributors

from the beginning of high school hoops more than 100 years ago to the present day. Basketball fans may submit nominations to Bill Bentson at webentson22@, Ron Haggstrom at rchaggstrom@yahoo. com or Kevin Anderson at Teams and players are subject to a waiting period of 10 years, while coaches and other contributors must have a career consisting of at least 15 years.

Habitat 500 veteran rider celebrates 10 years Photo by Mike Shaughnessy

Minnesota Lynx player Maya Moore talks with some of the campers during a youth basketball clinic June 29 at Apple Valley Community Center. Moore, who played on two NCAA women’s basketball championship teams at the University of Connecticut, helped the Lynx win the 2011 WNBA championship in her first professional season. She also is a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team.

Minnesota Lynx player Maya Moore encourages a player during a youth basketball camp June 29 at Apple Valley Community Center. Moore played on two NCAA Division I women’s basketball championship teams at the University of Connecticut and helped the Lynx win the 2011 WNBA championship in her first professional season. She was the WNBA’s Rookie of the Year last season. Photo by Mike Shaughnessy

Apple Valley resident Randy Oppelt will celebrate 10 years of participating in the Habitat 500 bike ride at Habitat for Humanity’s 20th annual bike ride July 15-21. During the past 10 years, Oppelt will have pedaled over 10,000 miles and raised over $30,000 in support of Habitat for Humanity. Since its inception in 1993, $4.5 million have been raised through the Habitat 500 for Habitat for Humanity home construction. This year’s Habitat 500 ride will embark with 135 bikers and 40 volunteers on a 500-mile journey through south-central Minnesota. Participants will bike 50 to

100 miles each day, making six overnight stops. This year’s route starts in St. Louis Park at the site of the 2,000th Habitat home to be built in Minnesota. The route then travels through Hastings, New Prague, and Hutchinson (with a 100-mile loop), and continues on to New Ulm and Mayer before circling back into St. Louis Park. This year’s 20th anniversary fundraising goal is to raise $300,000 to help create additional affordable housing opportunities for lowincome families. For information on how to get involved, visit www.

Challenging the state’s best golfers Setting up tournament courses is fun for MGA official by Mike Shaughnessy Sun Thisweek

The most scrutinized individual at next week’s Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship won’t be playing. If conditions are too difficult at the tournament that starts Monday at Hastings Country Club, Doug Hoffmann will hear about it. If they’re too easy, and the tournament turns into a birdie-fest, Hoffmann will hear about that, too. Hoffmann, an Apple Valley resident who has been with the MGA since 1998, is used to it by now. One of his duties as the organization’s tournament director – his favorite part of the job, he said – is setting up the courses for MGA championships. “When do I know I got it right?” Hoffmann said, repeating a question. “I guess it would be when players tell me they thought the setup was challenging but fair. “I ended up in the MGAPGA Cup in May (a one-day series of matches between the state’s top amateurs and professionals) when a player had to withdraw at the last minute. I played all 18 holes on a course (Windsong Farm) I set up and had a number of players come up to me and ask, ‘Did you like your own setup? Did you get a little taste of your own medicine?’ But after playing it, I wouldn’t have changed a thing.” At golf tournaments such as last month’s U.S. Open, the course setup is almost as big a topic of conversation as the competition itself. The U.S. Golf Association has long been accused of wanting to, as Hoffmann called it, “preserve par.” Or, to put it another way, to keep the winning score as close to even par as possible. The winning score at this year’s U.S. Open was Webb Simpson’s 1 over par – one year after Rory McIlroy demolished tournament

records for lowest 72-hole score (268) and lowest total under par (16 under). At last weekend’s U.S. Women’s Open, only two players broke par for the tournament. Hoffmann’s goals are a little different. “It doesn’t bother me at all if someone shoots 66 on a course I set up, as long as he played well,” he said. “What I wouldn’t want to see if somebody slop it around and shoot under par.” The last four winners of the MGA Amateur have finished under par and Hoffmann said last week he believes a winning score of about eight to 10 under is likely at Hastings Country Club, where the 54-hole tournament will take place Monday through Wednesday. “Some people want the winning score to be 5 over,” he said. “On some courses, that would be OK. On others, it wouldn’t be a good idea.” Hastings Country Club will play at 6,730 yards, relatively short for top amateur players, and its three par-5s could be reachable in two shots (another par-5 is being shortened by 10 yards and will play as a 465-yard par-4). Hoffmann is working with several employees and members at Hastings Country Club to set up the course. Aside from converting one par-5 to a par-4, the biggest change will be reversing the nines. The 18th hole now will be a 160-yard par-3 – it’s unusual but not unprecedented for tournaments to end on a par-3 – but is preceded by several challenging par-4 holes. “It’s a balance,” Hoffmann said. “I’ll have my ideas, but at the same time it’s an advantage to work with a group that sees the course all the time.” The course lost about 40 trees after heavy thunderstorms went through Da-

kota County several weeks ago. Hoffmann said only one of the lost trees would have affected how a hole was played. Of bigger concern was last week’s heat, which forced the club to water the course heavily. That had the course playing softer than Hoffmann would prefer, but there still was time to get the course firmer for the tournament. By Wednesday afternoon, if birdies are possible but not plentiful, and players aren’t barking at him about the course being too difficult, Hoffmann will be able to relax.

Locals in state amateur Among the favorites in this year’s MGA Amateur is Apple Valley resident Sammy Schmitz, the 2011 MGA Player of the Year. He finished fifth in last year’s state amateur and this year has won two tournaments for players 30 and older – the MGA Mid-Players, a match-play tournament, and the Minnesota Public Golf Association Mid-Amateur. Other players with local ties include Scott Bodelson of Southern Hills, Corey Schommer of Brackett’s Crossing, former Lakeville North High School player Adam Petterson, who plays out of Northfield Golf Club, Patrick Vincelli of Brackett’s Crossing and Ryan Strusz of Fountain Valley. Many former state amateur winners were players who turned professional shortly thereafter. The most recent winner who is in this year’s field is Adam Dooley, who won the tournament in 1999. Spectator admission is free. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. or

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Driver improvement classes for seniors

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer 55plus driver-improvement courses on the following days: • 5 to 9 p.m. July 17 and 18 (eight-hour first-time course), Burnsville Senior Center – ISD 191, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. • 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 18 and 19 (eight-hour firsttime course), Gramercy Park Cooperative/Eagan Community Center, 1669 Yankee Doodle Road, Eagan. • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 21 (eight-hour first-time course), The Rivers, 11111 River Hills Drive, Burnsville. • 6 to 10 p.m. July 23 (four-hour refresher), Burnsville Senior Center – ISD 191, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6 (eight-hour first-time course), Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. • 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 (fourhour refresher), Burnsville

Senior Center – ISD 191, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. • 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 (eight-hour first-time course), Burnsville Senior Center – ISD 191, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. • 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 (four-hour refresher), Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. • 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14 (eight-hour firsttime course), Hayes Community and Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. • 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 (four-hour refresher), Burnsville Senior Center – ISD 191, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. The courses are open to the public; however, preregistration is requested. The fee for the four-hour refresher is $20; the eighthour course is $24. For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter. org or call 1-888-234-1294.

Foreclosure information session The Dakota County Community Development Agency will host a free foreclosure information session from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the CDA’s office located at 1228 Town Centre Drive in Eagan. The session will include general information about the foreclosure process and possible loss mitigation options presented by certified housing counselors. Preregistration is required. To preregister, call the CDA’s foreclosure intake line at (651) 675-4555. After

registering, visit to download a foreclosure counseling application and authorization forms. Homeowners should email, fax or drop off the completed documents at least 24 hours in advance of the information session on July 26. If homeowners are unable to provide the required documents beforehand, they should plan to arrive at the session at 5:45 p.m. to complete the paperwork. Call (651) 675-4555 for more information.

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Burnsville girls vie for Miss MN Valley crowns Alissa Jones of Burnsville will be one of six queen candidates in the Miss MN Valley-Queen of the Seasons program. She is the daughter of Teresa Lebaron and Keith Jones. Jones will be a sophomore at Apple Valley High School. Skye Davis of Burnsville will be one of three princess candidates in the Miss MN Valley-Queen of the Seasons program. She is the daughter of Yvette and Andy Davis. Davis was the 2009 Junior Ambassador for Big Lake, Minn. She attends Valley Middle School. The 2012 Miss MN Valley Scholarship Program coronation will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, at Cross of Peace Lutheran Church, 1506 Wood Duck Trail, Shakopee. Admission is $5. For more information, go to

Education College news University of WisconsinLaCrosse, spring 2012 graduates, from Rosemount – Natalie Hoel, B.S., exercise and sport science; Bailey McCorkell, B.A., psychology, highest honors. University of Minnesota-Duluth, May 2012 graduates, from Rosemount – Alaina Johnson, B.A., history, magna cum laude; Tanya Kettinger, B.S., statistics and actuarial science, and B.S., mathematics; Matthew Koppang, B.S.Ch.E., chemical engineering; Joseph Paschka, B.B.A., health care management; Alyssa Rosenow, B.S., mathematics, and B.A.Sc., teaching mathematics, cum laude; Jessica Schlukebier, B.A., sociology; Samantha Swanson, B.A.Sc., psychology; Landon Weaver, B.S., cell and molecular biology, cum laude; Emily Werness, B.A., communication, summa cum laude.

DCTC students win SkillsUSA competition Students from Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, placed in the top 10 of eight competitions at the 48th National SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo. Team DCTC brought home three national championships (gold), a silver and a bronze. Alex Just earned a bronze medal in the Photography competition. Ben Jackson, Michael Doyle, Samantha Hrbek and Joyce Ludwig were gold medalists in the team Entrepreneurship competition. Seth Hagan and Lorelei Rein were gold medalists in their respective divisions of Industrial Motor Control and Preschool Teaching. Kristin Vanevenhoven was a silver medalist in Pin Design.


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Alvin C. Sukohl Age 84 of Lakeville passed away on July 2, 2012. Preceded in death by brother Marvin Becker. Survived by wife of 60 years, Mae; children Bonnie (Terry) Heim, Vickie (Butch) Hoffman, Randy (Tammy) Sukohl, Tommy (Tracy) Sukohl and Kerri (Mike) Aurzada; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial Visitation Thursday, was July 5, 2012 4pm-7pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 417 South Minnesota St., New Ulm, MN. Rosary was at 5PM and prayer service starting at 7PM. Funeral Service Friday, was July 6, 11AM at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Internment All Saints Cemetery. White Funeral Home Lakeville (952)-469-2723

Age 68 of Lakeville passed away on July 3, 2012. Preceded in death by son Jeff Anderson. Survived by husband Gerald “Ole” Storlie. Step Children Jason, Chris, and Nicole Storlie, brothers Robert and Steve Jahn. Memorial Service was held 11AM Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Tr. Visitation was one hour prior t o s e r v i c e . White Funeral Home Lakeville 952-469-2723

Jerrold Joseph Hall Died prematurely at 20 weeks on July 6th, 2012. Loved by his parents Dave and Betsy Hall and his 6 siblings, Jacob, Emma Jules, Blaise, Naomi, Georgia and Sistine. A private graveside service was celebrated by Father Thomas Wilson at All Saints Catholic Cemetery on July 10th. Special thanks to our family and friends for all the prayers and support.


Balts - Suek Amy Ann Affolter Born on August 14, 1969 in Minneapolis, MN, Amy Ann was the beloved daughter to parents, David and Trudy (Fischer) Affolter. She was the younger of two children. Amy’s childhood years were spent in Jordan, active in the school plays, choir, cheerleading and volleyball. Amy graduated from Jordan High School in 1987. Furthering her education, Amy attended St. Cloud State and Brown Institute. Her first job was selling radio ads at a country western radio station KAUS in Austin, MN. Later on, she moved into sales and became a leader in the sales industry. Most recently, Amy held a position in the recruiting industry with The Right Staff in Edina. A life time passion for music, especially country, Amy enjoyed Karaoke and singing. She loved the time spent with family and friends at the cabin and attending niece, Haley’s dance recitals. In her free time, Amy loved writing poetry and swimming with the dolphins. A resident of New Market, Amy passed away unexpectedly, at the young age of 42, at her home on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Amy will be truly missed for her happy and care free personality, especially that infectious laugh. Her greatest joy was to make others happy and she wants to be remembered for this quality. In Amy’s words, “Do not be sad for I am with God and one day we will be together again. She also stated, “Thanks mom and dad for showing me how to be a loving, caring and trusting person.” Forever loved, Amy will be deeply missed by parents, David “Shorty” and Trudy Affolter of Farmington; brother, David “Woody” (Tammy) Affolter of Cannon Falls; niece, Haley Affolter; nephew, Brandon Bjorklund; grandma, Delores Fischer of Bloomington; many other loving relatives and friends. Amy is preceded in death by her grandparents, Marcell Fischer, Howard and Helen Affolter. Pallbearers for Amy will be Kevin Affolter , Trent Laughridge, Jack Laughridge, Troy Laughridge, Frank Marino Jr. and Joe Radermacher. Ushers for Amy’s service will be Stan Affolter and Mike Olson. The visitation was on Sunday, July 8 from 4-8 pm at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home 104 West First Street, Jordan, MN and was on Monday from 9:30-11:00 at the church. The Celebration of Life Service was held on Monday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at Hope Lutheran 201 Hope Avenue, Jordan, MN. Reverend Scott M. Peterson officiated. Amy will be laid to rest at a private service. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in Amy’s memory by the family. The Affolter family is served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Jordan Chapel.

Nicole Aimee Balts, daughter of Dale & Sandy Balts of Apple Valley, MN and Thomas Alan Suek, son of Jeff & Jane Suek of Savage, MN announce their engagement. Nicole is a 2006 graduate of Apple Valley High School and is employed by UGL Services as a marketing/graphic design assistant. Tom is a 2002 Home School graduate and is employed as a building engineer for the W Hotel in Minneapolis. A Fall wedding is planned at Christian Life Church in Farmington.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED PRELIMINARY PLAT IN THE CITY OF APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Municipal Center, 7100 West 147th Street, on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a public hearing to consider a replat of an existing lot into three (3) lots. Said hearing relates to property generally located at 15350 Cedar Avenue, and legally described as: Lot 1, Block 1, APPLE VALLEY RETAIL ADDITION, Dakota County, Minnesota, according to the recorded plat thereof, on file and of record in the Office of the Dakota County Recorder. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that these proceedings are instituted upon the petition of Oppidan, Inc., and SVH Realty, Inc. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard at said time and place. DATED this 9th day of July, 2012. /s/ Pamela J. Gackstetter Pamela J. Gackstetter, City Clerk 3078669 7/13/12


DOCUMENT 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS One (1) Traffic Control Signal System, One (1) Revise Signal System, and Traffic Control Interconnection City of Apple Valley, Minnesota City Project No. 2011-140 County Project No. 31-63 SEH No. APPLE 119268 Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the City of Apple Valley until 10:00 am CDST, Thursday July 26, 2012 at the Apple Valley Municipal Center at 7100 West 147th Street Apple Valley, MN 55124 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material and all else necessary for the construction of one (1) Traffic Control Signal System, one (1) Revise Signal System, and Traffic Control Interconnection. Major components of the Work include: * 6-inch Concrete Walk * Truncated Domes * One (1) Traffic Control Signal System (CSAH 31 at 157th Street West) * Traffic Control Interconnection * One (1) Revise Signal System (Galaxie Avenue at 147th Street West) * Pavement Markings and Messages Bids shall be on the form provided for that purpose and according to the Bidding Requirements prepared by Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., dated June 28, 2012. The Bidding Documents may be viewed at the office of the City Clerk of the City of Apple Valley, and at the issuing office of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (3535 Vadnais Center Drive, St. Paul, MN 55110-5196, telephone 651.490.2000). Digital copies of the Bidding Documents are available at for a fee of $30. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the BIDDING DOCUMENTS link and by entering eBidDocTM Number 2135880 on the SEARCH PROJECTS page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp. located at 2435 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441 (763.475.9600) for a fee of $75. A pre-Bid conference will NOT be held. Bid security in the amount of 5 percent of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids shall be directed to the City Clerk, securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper, "BID FOR APPLE VALLEY TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEMS - CITY PROJECT NUMBER: 2011-140." The City reserves the right to retain the deposits of the three lowest Bidders for a period not to exceed 60 days after the date and time set for the opening of Bids. No Bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the date and time set for the opening of Bids. The City reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract in the best interests of the City. Pamela J. Gackstetter City Clerk City of Apple Valley, Minnesota 3069309 7/6-7/20/12


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CITY OF APPLE VALLEY NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING FOR CITY ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the time for filing affidavits of candidacy for Councilmembers to be elected at the regular City Election on November 6, 2012, will open on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, and will close on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, for the following offices: * Two (2) Councilmembers for four (4) year terms, each, commencing January 7, 2013. Affidavits of candidacy will be accepted by the City Clerk at the Apple Valley Municipal Center, 7100 147th Street W., between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and until 5:00 p.m. on the last day of filing. /s/ Pamela J. Gackstetter Pamela J. Gackstetter, City Clerk City of Apple Valley 3074074 7/13/12


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED REZONING AND PRELIMINARY PLAT IN THE CITY OF APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota, will meet at the Municipal Center, 7100 147th Street West, on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a public hearing for a rezoning from “M-3C” (Multiple Family Residential/3-6 units per acre) and “M-6C” (Multiple Family Residential/6-12 units per acre) to “R-3” (Single Family Residential/11,000 square feet minimum lot area), and preliminary that will create 182 single-family residential lots on approximately 88 acres. Said hearing relates to property generally located directly south of 150th Street West and approximately one-quarter mile east of Pilot Knob Road, and legally described as: That part of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 115, Range 20, Dakota County, Minnesota, which lies north of the south 825.00 feet of said Northwest Quarter of said Section 36 and lies east of “Line A”. “Line A” is described as follows: Commencing at the point of intersection of the west line of said West Half of the Northwest Quarter and the north line of said south 825.00 feet of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 54 seconds East (assuming the north line of said West Half of the Northwest Quarter has a bearing of South 89 degrees 56 minutes 27 seconds East) along the north line of said south 825.00 feet of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter 900.46 feet to the point of beginning of said “Line A”; thence North 00 degrees 14 minutes 12 seconds West 361.44 feet; thence northerly 322.98 feet along a tangential curve concave to the east, having a radius of 550.00 feet and central angle of 33 degrees 38 minutes 47 seconds; thence northerly 264.28 feet on a reverse curve concave to the west, having a radius of 450.00 feet and a central angle of 33 degrees 38 minutes 47 seconds; thence North 00 degrees 14 minutes 12 seconds West 917.03 feet to the north line of said West Half of the Northwest Quarter and there said line terminates. AND That part of the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 115, Range 20, Dakota County, Minnesota, which lies north of the “original centerline of Dodd Road as located on March 19, 2002”. “Original centerline of Dodd Road as located on March 19, 2002” is described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 115, Range 20, Dakota County, Minnesota; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds East on an assumed bearing along the south line of said East Half 754.41 feet; thence North 43 degrees 27 minutes 36 seconds East 221.72 feet; thence northeasterly 180.92 feet on a tangential curve concave to the southeast having a radius of 2083.21 feet and a central angle of 4 degrees 58 minutes 34 seconds; thence North 48 degrees 26 minutes 10 seconds East 385.07 feet to its intersection with the east line of said East Half of the Northwest Quarter. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that these proceedings are instituted upon the petition of D.R. Horton Inc. - Minnesota and Fischer Sand and Aggregate Co. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard at said time and place. DATED this 9th day of July, 2012. /s/ Pamela J. Gackstetter Pamela J. Gackstetter, City Clerk 3078610 7/13/12

360 Communities and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the third annual $100,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. The more funds 360 Communities raises in July, the larger its portion of the Open Your Heart grant for its food shelves. Last year, 360 Communities raised more than $13,500 during the Open Your Heart campaign –

enough money to purchase additional food to feed 300 more people. This year, the nonprofit’s goal is to raise $20,000 during the campaign. Donations can be made online at or checks can be sent to: 360 Communities, Attention: Open Your Heart, 501 E. Highway 13, Suite 102, Burnsville, MN 55347.

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50TH Anniversary Dick & Mona Reid Dick & Mona celebrate their 50th today, July 14th. They have lived in Eagan their entire married life. Their 2 children & 3 grandsons also live in Eagan. Wishing them many more. Congratulations!

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Congratulations Amy Post Of Ashland, Oregon (formerly of Apple Valley) recently passed her Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Alpine Level 3 exam and now holds the highest level of certification of a ski instructor in the USA. This summer, Amy is starting a Masters of Science of Environmental Education program at Southern Oregon University. Amy is a 2001 graduate of the School of Environmental Studies and a 2005 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University. She is the daughter of John and Jane Post of Boise, ID (formerly of Apple Valley).

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


Lic. BC609967

AACE Services - Hauling



FREE ESTIMATES Insured, Bonded & Licensed No. 20011251

6-10-15 Yard Dumpsters Bobcat Work & Black Dirt Don't Want It - We Haul It! Call Scott 952-890-9461


Chimney & FP Cleaning

Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes

952-894-6226 / 612-239-3181




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


GUTTER- CLEANING WINDOW CLEANING 763-JIM-PANE 763-546-7263 Insured * Since 1990

Dave's Concrete & Masonry

35 yrs exp. Free ests. Ins'd. Colored & Stamped, Driveways & Steps, Sidewalks, Patios, Blocks, & Flrs. New or replacement. Tear out & removal. Will meet or beat almost any quote!


Lowest Prices In Town! Same Day Service. Free Ests 651-705-6726

John 952-882-0775

Family business since 1975.

The Original

• Stamped Concrete • Standard Concrete • Fire Pits & Patios • Driveways • Athletic Courts • Steps & Walks • Floors & Aprons

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

Specializing in drives, patios & imprinted colored & stained concrete. Interior acid stained floors and counter tops.

Driveway Specialist

Owners on job site 952-985-5516


Serving the area for over 24 years!


2nd Generation Company… 3rd Generation Customers





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

Roofing • Siding • Windows 952-882-8888

Lic. #BC626700

(952) 431- 9970 MN Lic. BC096834

Credit Cards Accepted


Sun Thisweek - Apple Valley - Rosemount July 13, 2012




952-500-1088 LLC

l Interior / Exterior Painting l Texturing l Drywall l Deck Staining l Epoxy Resin Garage Floors l Fine Finishing & Enameling Fully Insured Free Estimates SAVE 15% ON EXTERIOR PAINTING


Lindemann Plbg. Htg. and Air Inc. 30+ years of Remodel and Repair Lic #059914-PM 952-486-3323 MASTER PLUMBER 20+ yrs. Exp. Bonded, Insured Lic 62398-PM Mark 612-910-2453

612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Lic #BC156835 • Insured

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

Your Local Roofing Specialist

55 ,

612-414-0308 Lic20635383


Stump Removal

NOVAK STUMP REMOVAL Free Est Lic/Ins 952-888-5123 STUMP GRINDING Free Ests. Best $$. Ins'd Brett 612-290-1213



Professional and Prompt

Tree Service


Guaranteed Results.

Absolute Tree Service Exper. prof., lic., Ins. Reas. rates.

�651-699-3504 Code #78


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156

* Roofing * Siding

Gutters * Soffit/Fascia

TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 32 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB

Tree Trimming & Removal Insured 952-445-1812 $0 For Estimate Timberline Tree & Landscape. Spring Discount - 25% Off Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding 612-644-8035 Remove Large Trees & Stumps CHEAP

AJ's Tree Service

Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

Roofing/Tear-offs New Construction

BBB Free Est. MC/Visa

No Subcontractors Used.

Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586

Majestic Remodlers LLC

Roofing •Siding •Gutters Ins. Claim Expert

11 Vintage Shops within minutes - 7 in Carver & 4 in Chaska 3 Days Every Month!

July 19, 20, 21

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


Cemetery Lots

2 Plots, Dawn Valley, Sec 5 Blk 6, Lot 31, Graves 3 & 4. Ret: $5,600, Sale $4,000 or BO. Call 651-490-7777

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

Al & Rich's Low Cost Stump Removal, Portable Mach. Professional tree trimming & removal. ◆ ◆ 952-469-2634 ◆ ◆ TREE REMOVAL/TRIMMING Shrub Pruning Free Ests Lic'd / Ins'd / 20 Yrs Exp. 651-455-7704


Lic. #BC004723

Curt at 612-363-7510


952-461-5155 Lic. 2017781

Summer Discounts Avl!

Window Cleaning 651-646-4000

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


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

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952-846-2000 2510

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters




• All types of Roofing • Seamless Gutters • Siding • Masonry • Insurance Claims Fully Insured • References • Lic #BC626353

952-442-1002 • 612-875-7747 (cell)

July 20, 21 & 22

Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4 Crystal Community Ctr. 4800 Douglas Dr. North


General Contractors

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


Tree Service


Tree Service

Senior Discounts

Great Service Affordable Prices 2490




Moving 7/12-14 (9-5) Antiqs, yard tools, kids cloz, HH. 8721 Bryant Ave So. Moving Sale: 7/13-14 (8-5), Furn, Woodworking tools, misc items. 5789 Hyland CT


Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Park

Estate Sale: 7/12-14 (9-6). Indoor/Outdoor Furn, HH, Waterfowl Prints, Area Rugs, Wall Hangings, Hunting Items, 5200 76 th Place North. Cash Only



7/13-14 (9-5) Adult/kid cloz, lots of toys, HH. Most $1 or less. 4324 Colorado Ave N.

Computers & Access

Xerox Phaser 7700 Black Toner Cartridges Retails $325/ea Will take $200/ea OBO 952-846-2065


Estate Sales

DEEPHAVEN 18810 Heathcote Drive Sat., July 14 (8:30-4:30)



Eden Prairie

Estate Sale: 7/12-13 (8-5); 7/14 (8-3) Furn., décor, books, kitch./housewares, cloz. 7402 Bittersweet Dr



Sun., July 15 (8:30-3:30)

7/13-14 (9-4) Multi-family 416 Jackson Ave. S. See our Craigslist Ad for list.


PLYMOUTH 4340 Brockton Lane No. 7/13-14 (9-5); 7/15 (10-3)

7/12-13 (8am-6pm). MultiFamily! 9130 61 1/2 Ave N. Furn, elec. & lots more!

#'s at 8 am

Large house full of quality antiques, furniture, Persian rugs, and tools.

Call Jeanne 952-392-6875 Deadline: Mondays at 3pm



Antique Maple Bedroom Set, 5 pieces $500 952-894-1271


New Hope


7/12-13 (8am-5pm) Multi - Family Sale 12825 46th Ave N



Bob's Sale 3965 Hubbard

Antique White Wicker Rocker very nice $75 952953-9621

July 12-13-14 (8-5) Chairs,

Bar Chair Stools (pair) Paid $200 sell $80 Apple Valley 952-432-0923


Custom Designed Spanish Dining Table, w/ carved chairs & matching hutch. $500 952-890-5997 or 612-554-5702

3701 Quebec Ave S. Sat., 7/14 (7-3), Sun., 7/15 (9-2). HH, collect., tools & tent.

Misc. For Sale

Antique Hay Wagon

7 foot Long. Includes Steel Wheels and Spring Loaded Seat. 5 foot wide. BEST OFFER! Makes for great lawn art. Call 952-451-2480 COURT RESOURCESSAVE! Bkrptcy Debt Relief $860* Divorce/Custody $570* Civil/Criminal DUI start $165* *court fees additional 763-792-4940, 218-828-4483 Gun Safe $75.00. Approx 1' x 1' x 5' B'ville 952-200-7381


Misc. Wanted

� � WANTED � � Hifi/stereo equip., HAM, & misc. old electronics. Andy 651-329-0515 Buying Old Trains & Toys



Garage Sales this week Apple Valley th

Storm Damage Restoration Roofing ■ siding ■ windows Established 1984

July 13-14 (9-6), Mens Mtn Bike, Desgn Cloz, HH, Jewelry. 8209 Zenith Ave So


MN License # BC 639318 | Lakeville, MN 55044

Estate Sale! 7/13-14 (8a4p) Furn, computer, elec., tools & more! 6103 105th St. Cash Only!



Family Owned/Operated — 30 Years Experience 952-469-5221 |

cloz & gear, car seats, furn, books, HH 10814 Toledo Cir


Collectibles & Art


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

7/13-14 (8:30-5) Baby/kid

Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins. 2 side by side plots, $950 ea, or BO. 602-861-8082

For Sale: 4 Lots Glenhaven Good Samaritan Garden $7,000/BO. 320-243-3165

Custom Upholstered Furn, Sofa, 2 chrs, end tbl, minichest, side tbl w/2 benches. $699 for all. 952-983-0452

Window Cleaning



Lutheran Church of the Master - 1200 69th Ave N Preview: Wed, 7/11 $2 Adm (5:30-7:30); Sale 7/12-13 (8-4); 7/14 $2 Fill a Bag (9-Noon) Proceeds benefit camp scholarships

To Place Your Sale Ad


A Family Operated Business



Narrow Access or Backyards. Insured Jeff 612-578-5299



Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 17 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg


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


Antiques Why Wait 3010 Roofing LLC Vintage Occasional Sales

Randy’s Residential Improvements, LLC


A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

July 12, 13 & 14 8:305pm 8542 Holland Ave Die cast cars 400-600 seals. Collection. Shelving storage units, Teakwood furn.



Dressers, Tables & misc.

St. Louis Park

ESTATE ITEMS, China, glass, hh, misc. Sat. July 14th, 9-3. 1648 Utah Drive Moving Sale! 7/12 (8a-8p) 2400 Rhode Island Ave S. No early sales.



Garage Sales next week

9824 Pleasant Ave. So. Multi-Family 7/20 (9-5); 7/21 (8-1) Baby stuff,toys, wt. bench, Mns cloz, misc HH. 10915 Harrison Ave. S.

Brooklyn Center

July 25 - 28 Brooklyn United Meth. Church 7/25 (6-9) Pre-sale $3 Adm. 7/26-27 (10-7); 7/28 (9-10:15). Sat. - ( many items

½ price), 10:30-12 $5 Box Sale

for more information

7200 Brooklyn Blvd.


Brooklyn Park

7/19-20 (8-6) & 7/21 (8-12) Adlt/kid cloz, HH, toys, Hol. items 6324 92nd Trl N



Fundraiser: 7/21 9-5pm. 709 Elm Fgtn. HH, books, furn. Antqs. & much misc.



Lakeville, 7/19-20, 8-5 17452 Hibiscus Ave. appliances, lights, furn, fr drs, blinds, HH, pool, cab hdwr, kit sink, cloz & more

7/12-13 (9-6) Oak r'kng chr, kids bookcase, bks & toys, TV, sleeping bags, HH, misc. 8201 Chowen Ave So.

Visit for updated news.






Simon is a 4-year-old neutered, very large, sweet, Applehead Siamese. As you can see from his picture he is a handsome, handsome, handsome boy! He is very laid back and doesn’t require much to make him happy. He is fine with other cats but would love to be the king of YOUR household. He would make a great companion for someone who would like a cat around to keep life interesting. If you’re looking for a sweet, laid back big fellow who is super well behaved and a joy to have around, with the bonus of having strikingly handsome good looks then this is your guy. For more information on Simon, contact Jenny at 952-457-1572 or jbrisbois. Adoption Fee is $125.00, cash only.

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 2490


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

Our job is to make you look good!


Antqs, furn, music, men's cloz & misc. 7/19-20 (9-5) 14617 Idylwood Rd



4 Family Moving, Kids, & Estate Items 7/19-21 Thurs & Fri (8-5); Sat. (9-1)

2715 Fountain Lane



Robin Childcare/Olivet Methodist Church Rummage Sale: Fri: July 20th (9-5). Sat: July 21st (9-2). 43rd and Chowen Ave N



MULTI GARAGE SALES 7/19-21, 8a-5p, 5 homes in Shorewood Pond, Eureka Dr. to Park Lane. Just N. of Jct. MN #7 and Eureka Dr. Furn., antiq. glass; bikes, sports equip..




Sporting Goods & Misc

Lasso Golf Game. $10 Call 952-432-1706

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets




American Eskimo Dog, F, 9 yrs, spayed, white/tan, 25 lbs., all shots. To good home, $100. 952-922-2617

Free Kittens!

Assorted, mostly yellow! 6-10 Weeks

Males & Females


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


Family Care


Child Care

Farmington PT/FT Daycare 20mos+. Drop in avl. Kathy (651) 463-3765 LV Daycare Design Lic/Exp 2+ Ex. rate, Curric. H! Memb. 952-432-8885




Townhouse For Rent

T.H. In Apple Valley, 2BR, 2BA, $1095 Corner unit, Avail 8/1, Garage, W/O Patio to Huge Yard. Call Terri at 612-868-0469


Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Rent

Rsmt 2 Bdrm Duplex 2 car garage $900/mo.



7/19-20 (8-5) 7/21 (8-1) Furn, cloz, HH & misc.





Houses For Rent

Apple Valley: Immaculate 3BR, 3 BA, Porch, Gazebo, dbl Attached Gar, Lrg Deck on Pond. Lrg BR's & BA's. NS, No drinking. $1500+ Utli. Avail 8/1. 763280-2198


Rental Information

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


Rooms For Rent

Apple Valley: College/ Young Adults. House on pond. 4 season porch, close to bus. Lrg BR's & BA's. $550+ Ulti. Avail 8/1 763-280-2198


Garages & Misc


Apartments & Condos For Sale

1 BR $625/800 sf 1A/C. & 2 BRs, 2BA $825/1100 sf, 2 A/C's Deluxe Apartments, lg balcony + dishwasher. Brookside Apartments 16829 Toronto Ave. SE, Prior Lake MN


Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Sale

RSMT 2-BRs 1 BA 2 car attch gar, deck, vault A/C $1075 651-690-5132


Manufactured Homes

Lakeville: For Rent!

Newer 2 BR, 2 BA

Manufactured Home Full amenities in kitchen Starting at $865



Lakeville: For Rent! Starting $800 per month

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

CNC Programmer

Bloomington manufacturer seeking Advanced CNC Programmer position in our CNC Dept. 7-3:30pm MF. Qualified individuals will be responsible for programming various types of CNC machines. Proficient in Virtual Gibbs required. Send resume w/ salary to: lee.narup@

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Financial Planner Asst., Eagan, FT, lic. Opt., Mtg prep, client comm., admin. Must be detail oriented with strong computer skills

2 BR, Manufactured Home No shared walls!


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part/full time; day, eve and night RN/LPN's to provide services to ventilator dependent clients in private homes as well as group settings. Seeking nurses in Maple Grove, Plymouth, Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Roseville, Maplewood, Woodbury, St. Paul and Blaine. Must have great attention to detail, problem solving, excellent communication and clinical skills. If interested please submit online application at or fax resume attn: Julie @ 651-488-4656. EOE




Health Care

Printing Industry

Entry Level Positions available $9.00+ Hour. Call 952-924-900 for more information.

Call Tanya 952-435-7979

W/D Hookups!


Manufactured Home For Sale $8000 952-435-7979 2 BR, 1 BA.



Employment Business Opps & Info

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


Health Care

Homecare Nurses Int'l Quality Homecare seeking P/T & F/T nurses for private duty nursing w/clients living in Apple Valley& Roseville.

Be a Program Director. Be a Leader.

To apply: Ph: 507-252-8117 Fax: 507-252-1985 Sutter.Leslie@

Do you have a desire to lead people and work with adults with developmental disabilities and/ or a mental illness diagnosis?


Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part-time day, evening and night PCAs to care for a clients at our Mendota Heights, Assisted Living Home, as well as in private homecare settings in the Burnsville/Apple Valley and Lakeville areas. Responsible for all client cares. Must be compassionate, have great attention to detail, excellent problem solving and communication skills. If interested, please submit online application at or fax resume attn: Julie at 651-488-4656. EOE. PT CNA Wanted Hrs will vary. Must be flexible BV location. 952-807-5102

Having a Garage Sale? Advertise your sale with us



Help Wanted/ Full Time

Opal Services has a Program Director position available overseeing the management of 5 residential group homes located in West St. Paul and South St. Paul. This individual will have a daily office in Eagan.

Be Appreciated.

Opal provides: competitive salary ranging from $40,000 to $47,000 based on experience plus an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must have either: 4yr degree in a related field, 2yrs ft work exp. w/ like clients & 1yr supervisor exp. in a group home setting; or 2yr degree in a related field, 3yrs ft work exp. w/ like clients & 1yr supervisor exp. in a group home setting; or a diploma in community-based DD services, 3yrs ft work exp. w/ like clients & 1yr supervisor exp. in a group home setting. Interested? Email your resume and cover letter to All qualified applicants are required to fill out an application packet which can be obtained on our website or by stopping by to complete an application at 4635 Nicols Road, Suite 100, Eagan, MN 55122; 651-454-8501 EOE.

at The Minnesota Workforce Center 2900 W County Road 42 Burnsville, Mn 55337

RECRUITMENT FAIR Wednesday July 18th 9:00am-2:00pm

We are accepting applications for many positions in the Lakeville area. positions are available:

Machine Operations, Assembly, Production, Printing, Manufacturing

Bring proof of employment eligibility & must be able to pass a background check. Resumes if available. We have several immediate openings

Near 169 & Crosstown: Single car garage/storage $75/mo. Dave 612-859-3600


Real Estate


Commercial Properties Space

STRUCTURAL STEEL FABRICATOR Eagan - $20+/hr DOE - temp to hire GENERAL LABOR Lakeville - $9+ / hr

APPLE VALLEY, Office Condo for sale, Open House July 25th & Aug 17 th Noon to 3:30PM, 14843 Energy Way, 612-296-5642 Burnsville/Cliff Road Warehouse Space 2000 sf w/office. 10' overhead door. 612-889-9162

PUNCH PRESS - exp required Lakeville - $10 / hr LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE South Metro Area - $10 - $12+/hr retaining walls, patio pavers, planting, laying sod Visit to see many other positions available!

BV/Cliff Road single offices starting at $160/mo. utils. Incl. 612-889-9162

Lakeville 952.469.5050

Shakopee 952.445.1180

Faribault 507.332.9041

Hastings 651.346.1270

Call an office near you!

Boat for days & never see the same shoreline! New 1 BR, Kitchen, loft, LR with 11’ cathedral ceiling, large deck ~700 sq. ft., 30 + 50 AMP hookup, R-22, Air/Heat, boat slip, pool, beach, many species of fish. 1 hour from Minneapolis. Sleeps 6-8, furnished, $89,900. Lots start at $46,500. $420/year pays for mowing, docks in/out, trash, water, pool. Nothing to do but relax & have fun! All lots have lake view & boat slip. Pet/Kid Friendly, Enjoy Card Games, Fire Pit Parties, Wine Tasting, Potlucks Mark 651-270-3226


July 13, 2012 Sun Thisweek - Apple Valley - Rosemount


Help Wanted/ Full Time

CARSTENSEN CONTRACTING INC. Mechanic, Pipestone, MN, 5+ years experience as a mechanic, with a focus on diesel engines and heavy equipment. Working knowledge of all tools, equipment, and vehicles such as gas and/or diesel, manual and automatic transmissions, electronics, vehicle suspensions and braking systems. Travel required to perform certain job functions. Competitive Wage & Benefits Package. Kelly 507-825-2026


Full-time OTR, Van/ Reefer. Minimum 2 yrs required. Late Model equipment. Regional/ Long haul. Weekend Home time. Competitive wage DOE. Call Nik: 651-325-0307


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Irrigation Technicians

Landscape Management company seeking Irrigation Tecs for both its locations, Crystal and St Paul, MN. Requirements include basic knowledge of underground sprinkler systems; including parts, service and repair for a variety of systems. Experience helpful. Other requirements include ability to perform manual labor; including bending, kneeling, and lifting up to 50 lbs, work independently and/or supervise crew of 2-4 crew members. Must have valid driver's license and clean driving record, pass a driver's license and background check, drug/ alcohol pre-employment test, and medical certification physical. Compensation: $18.00-$22.00 per hour pending experience. To apply visit our web site at

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

OTR Flat Bed Driver. $1200 sign on bonus. Out for 10-14 days. Late model equipment. Full benefits. Drivers can take their truck home. Allow one small pet. Commercial Transload of MN, Fridley, MN. Pete: psandmann@ or 763571-9508

Grounds Maintenance Crew Leads


Landscape Management company seeking Crew Leads for its St Paul location in grounds maintenance. Job duties include ability to operate mowing equipment, physical labor; up to and including bending, kneeling, and lifting up to 50 lbs. and other duties as assigned. Additional requirements include basic knowledge of turf care, tree, shrub, and flower maintenance, leadership, and organization skills. Experience helpful. Seasonal or yearround positions available. Must have valid driver's license and clean driving record, pass a driver's license and background check, drug/alcohol preemployment test, and medical certification physical. Compensation: $12.00-$18.00 per hour pending experience. To apply visit our web site at

Lead Carpenter

To join strong Construction Co. Need reliable person who takes pride in workmanship. 3-5 yrs experience in framing upper level homes. Read detail blueprints & able to supervise & train 3-4 carpenters. Manage site safety. Call Chris at 612-749-9752


Help Wanted/ Part Time

Enjoy working with Children? The nation's leader in school photography wants you!

For over 75 years, Lifetouch National School Studios has been "capturing the spirit of today and preserving the memories of tomorrow" with photography. As the largest employee-owned photography company in the United States, Lifetouch fosters a team spirit within the organization that attracts talented and dedicated individuals. Currently, we have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, highly motivated Seasonal Photographer. health & dental insurance available employee stock ownership program No experience needed. High school diploma required. Must use your own vehicle. Employment is contingent upon background check and driving records check. For more information please call or email:

(763) 416-8627 denise.hochstedler@

Help Wanted/ Part Time


Help Wanted/ Part Time

Manufacturers representative seeking PT candidate for 15-20 hrs/wk. Candidate must have excellent skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint. A working knowledge of POL and/or SV Harbor a plus. To apply, please email resume to:

EXPRESSLUBE TECH/S Fast-paced Lakeville Dealership looking to fill Express Lube Tech positions. Experience preferred, but will train. Clean driving record required. Serious applicants only, stop in and fill out application. Jeff Belzer's Chevrolet Dodge • KIA 21111 Cedar Ave Lakeville, MN 55044

Newspaper Delivery, Apple Valley /Eagan /Inver Grove, Weekend & Weekday Routes Available. Make $400-$2000 Monthly. Call 651-968-6039 PT Choir Director, Glendale UMC in Savage, 4-6 hours/wk Sept-May; send resume to 952-894-5394


Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

KNOW ASL? Active, love to teach & help young woman with ASD? 952-894-1115 Eagan/BV


Help Wanted/ Full Time

PROGRAM MANAGER $30,000/yr + benefits

Opportunity to manage In-Home Services, Supported Employment and independent Living Skills Services for adults and children with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Responsibilities include: supervision and training of staff, creating and implementing outcomes, creating ISP Support Plan and Risk Management Assessment and Plan for clients, and ensuring licensing regulations are met and maintained.


Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

Lead Maintenance Technician

Experienced Sales Administrator

Now Hiring / Training School Bus Drivers Openings in Burnsville, MN Apply Between 10am – 2pm In Person: Burnsville High School 600 E Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN 55337 Or Call: 612-323-8039 Or Apply Online: www.durhamschool No Experience Required Training Provided Benefits Available


Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

Employee Benefits Assistant

Sm Burnsville co. is seeking a self-starter for 25-40 hrs, to manage benefit and COBRA admin for sml and lrg groups. Highly organized, positive attitude, ability to meet deadlines and excellent problem solving skills. PC exp. w/emphasis in Excel. Send Resumes to: nancy@


Ryt-way Industries We are hiring Lead Maintenance Technicians with previous supervisory experience in food manufacturing. We are a growing company with competitive pay and benefits. Submit your resume to

rytwayjobs@ No calls please.




Perform receptionist/switchboard responsibilities which includes operating a switchboard console, greeting visitors, various administrative duties and maintaining records. July through September but could be extended. Position requires telecommunications skills and general office experience. Please send resume to Boise Building Material, 8714 215th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 or fax to 952-469-2692. Boise is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Swimming Instructors The Family Swim School of Eagan & Lakeville is accepting applications for individuals interested in delivering swim instruction in an ideal teaching & learning environment. Applicants require high energy & a background working with children. Paid training.

Lakeville 952.435.1898 Eagan 651.686.6225 Trinity Campus is seeking: Duties include assisting residents with their daily grooming, dining needs, ambulating and transferring residents. Long-term care and Memory care facilities. Candidates must be on the Minnesota Registry.

Housekeeper – AM Shift – FT

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

Apply online: Or at: TRINITY CARE CENTER 3410 213th Street West, Farmington, MN 55024 EEO/AA

Transportation Employment Schmitty & Sons is a full-service transportation company now hiring for:

Full-time Diesel Mechanic Part-time Transit Driver

Prefer a Bachelor Degree. Must have a valid driver's license, reliable vehicle and current auto insurance.

Four convenient locations to apply: 3600 Blackhawk Road, Eagan 11550 Rupp Drive, Burnsville 21160 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville 22750 Pillsbury Avenue, Lakeville

Apply by going to:

Visit for employment opportunities Employment Line 952.985.7501


2003 Saturn Vue, A/C, CD, Sun Roof, pwr window & locks. 155M miles $3,900 or B/O. Call 612-869-1859


Junkers & Repairable Wanted

Runners & Non Runners 612-810-7606 Licensed/Bonded/Insured

$$$ $200 - $10,000 $$$ Junkers & Repairables More if Saleable. MN Licensed

612-861-3020 651-645-7715

$225+ for most Vehicles Free Towing 651-769-0857


Seasonal: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday

NAR – Night Shift – FT & PT

Operations Asst.

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Music in Kelley Park Apple Valley’s summer-


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Business Briefs Uponor named a top workplace Apple Valley-based Uponor was recently named one of Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces for 2012. The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program was based upon feedback from a survey given to all employees earlier in the year. This was Uponor’s first year of participation.

Co-op class encourages support for local farmers Valley Natural Foods, a Burnsville co-op, will offer a summer class series titled “Fresh & Local.” It focuses on getting to know the community’s local farm partners, why it’s important to support them, and information about the seasonal fare. The series is taught by health coach Loris Sofia Gregory and chef Leiton Larson. Classes will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 17 and Aug. 21 at Valley Natural Foods. Although similarly focused, each class will feature different seasonal farm partners and produce. Register for the classes 36 hours in advance online at, in-store or by calling (952) 891-1212, ext. 221.

Lakeville lawyer recognized Arthur C. Kosieradzki is among eight attorneys with the firm of Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey to be named to Super Lawyers magazine’s annual recognition list. Kosieradzki manages the firm’s Lakeville office. Super Lawyers rates lawyers who have attained a

Rosemount seniors The following activities are sponsored by the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department and the Rosemount Area Seniors. For more information, call the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department at (651) 322-6000. Monday, July 16 – Bridge, 9 a.m., Do Drop Inn; 500, 1 p.m., DDI. Tuesday, July 17 – Coffee, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rosemount Cub; Bid Euchre, 9 a.m., DDI; Crafts, 1 p.m., DDI. Wednesday, July 18 – No activities slated. Thursday, July 19 – Cribbage, 1 p.m., DDI. Friday, July 20 – Euchre, 9 a.m., DDI; Bowling, 1 p.m., Apple Place in Apple Valley; 500 Tournament, 7 p.m., Rosemount Community Center. The Rosemount Area Seniors “Do Drop Inn” is open to senior citizens 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. 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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National Polymers expands National Polymers is planning to construct six storage silos on its property in Airlake Industrial Park located at 7920 215th St. The company also plans to build a 1,306-squarefoot office addition and a 31,388-square-foot warehouse addition to its existing facility. This will bring

its total building square footage to 103,123. National Polymers is a plastics manufacturer and has been in Airlake since 1973.

City of Lakeville building report for June The city of Lakeville has issued building permits with a total valuation of $53,713,886 through June 2012. This compares to a total valuation of $27,863,456 through June 2011. The city issued commercial and industrial permits with a total valuation of $5,699,500 through June 2012 compared to a total valuation of $4,076,000 during the same period in 2011. The city has also issued permits for 121 single-family homes through June 2012 with a total valuation of $35,161,000. This compares to 54 single-family home permits through June 2011 with a total valuation of $16,123,000.


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July 13, 2012 Sun Thisweek - Apple Valley - Rosemount

Freedom Days parade

Photos by Rick Orndorf

Members of Apple Valley High School’s marching band provided a spirited soundtrack to the city’s Freedom Days parade on July 4. Riders on the float sponsored by the band Bob and the Beachcombers cooled off the crowd with a barrage of water-pistol blasts.

Parade spectators, adults and children alike, went wild for frozen treats tossed their way.

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SUN Thisweek Apple Valley and Rosemount  
SUN Thisweek Apple Valley and Rosemount  

Weekly newspaper for the cities of Apple Valley and Rosemount, Minnesota