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Council OKs new Valleywood clubhouse by Andrew Miller THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

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With the temperature hovering around 90 degrees for much of it, the busiest day of Rosemount Leprechaun Days was hot in more ways than one. Thousands of people Grand marshal Barb flocked to the city Saturday, Toombs, vice president of July 30, for the Grand Day First State Bank of RoseParade, fireworks, music in mount, waves to the crowd Central Park by the Johnny in the Grand Parade. At Holm Band and much more right, the Parks and Recreduring the annual 10-day ation Department’s Rosettes festival. march in the parade. “Having another year completed is a relief,� said Maureen Geraghty Photos by Rick Orndorf Bouchard, parade organizer The Rosemount High School marching band performed during the Rosemount Leprechaun and committee member, Days Grand Parade on Saturday, July 30. The parade attracted about 100 units and “not because it is over, but thousands of people. For more photos, go online to www.ThisweekLive.com. we ended with no major 304&.06/5 problems, and the weather, which is something &13&$)"6/ %":4 we have absolutely no control over, was perfect.� Water was a major theme of parade day as members of the Rosemount High School marching band, cheerleaders, dance team and various sports teams needed plenty of it while walking the route. During the night of activities, the time of the fireworks was moved up because of threatening weather, which seemed to please the scores of people viewing from Central Park. “People’s comments were very positive after all events,� Geraghty Bouchard said. “Many strangers came up to me on Saturday night to thank us for starting the fireworks early and not just cancelling it. That we thought of the safety of the people in the park, but also their enjoyment.� Committee members credited the work of their fellow volunteers, police officers and reserves and the Rosemount Rotary, which helped clean Central Park on Friday and Saturday nights. Photos by Rick Orndorf “It was a great job because we had very capaBrody Bayer (left), 3, of Rosemount, ble people working with us,� Geraghty Bouchard filled his cup with pennies during the said. “We all work together so well.� Penny Scramble on July 27. The pen“Any of the events held at Central Park, we nies were provided by Vermillion State had very little garbage to pick up,� said Mike Bank and spread out on Burma AveBouchard, who runs the Mid-Summer Faire. nue in front of the Rosemount Ameri“Most people pick up after themselves and place can Legion Post 65. Sam Trivedi, 11, their garbage and recycling in the proper bins.� of Rosemount, displays the fish he The numbers at various events show there caught in the Youth Fishing Derby at See Festival, 12A Schwarz Pond on July 28.

The last 30 years have taken a toll on the clubhouse at Valleywood Golf Course. Built around 1980 for $85,000 by students at Dakota County Technical College, the clubhouse has been showing structural defects and requiring increasingly expensive maintenance work in recent years, according to Jim Zinck, manager of the 18-hole, city-run golf course. “While the building has served its purpose over the last 30 years, it has simply reached the end of its useful life,� Zinck wrote in a memo to the Apple Valley City Council. The council agreed with that assessment, and last week OK’d a proposal to build a new, $2.96 million clubhouse at the golf course. City Council Member Tom Goodwin said merely renovating the existing building was not a good option. “Putting money into that old clubhouse would be like putting $20,000 into a 1982 Ford Pinto,� Goodwin said. In fact, repairing the building would cost more than $1 million, Zinck reported. Russell Defauw, chair of the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, said Valleywood’s business model was revamped several years ago to become self-sustaining, and that the golf course has turned a profit each year for the past five years. See Golf, 12A

Old-style Mexican with a Rosemount flair Las Tortillas restaurant combines talents of two chefs from both sides of the border by Stacey Ackerman SPECIAL TO THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

They may come from two different worlds – one is a native of Rosemount, the other from Mexico City – but these two culinary experts are cooking up something great at Las Tortillas, an authentic Mexican restaurant with a local twist. The Rosemount restaurant opened May 18 by owners chef Ryan McGunnigle and his wife, Jen, of Lakeville, who runs the business operations. Ricardo Carmona, a native of Mexico City, is the executive chef, bringing family recipes to the restaurant. “I always wanted to own a

place,� McGunnigle said. “We felt that Dakota County needed a solid Mexican restaurant with scratch cooking.� Las Tortillas makes all of its tortillas, Mexican sweet bread and corn bread from scratch. “We made a pact that we would never buy a tortilla, even though it would be a lot easier to run to the store, and our customers respect that,� McGunnigle said. Best friends McGunnigle and Carmona worked together as chefs at Hastings Country Club for the past six years. A few years ago the duo launched their first venture, Rhino Catering, which gave them some hands-on entrepreneurial experience, before

IN BRIEF Las Tortillas is located in Rosemount’s Celtic Crossing shopping area off of County Road 42 and Shannon Parkway (formerly Butterfly Life). For more information, go online at http://lastortillas. net/ or call (651) 332-2200. investing their skills in a full service restaurant. The McGunnigles are both natives of Rosemount and met each other at Rosemount High School, from which they graduated in 1995. Photo by Rick Orndorf Ryan has always had a pas- Las Tortillas opened May 18 with chef Ryan McGunnigle of Rosemount and sion for food, and his first job Ricardo Carmona, a native of Mexico City, as the executive chef, bringing See Tortillas, 11A family recipes to the restaurant.

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Chairperson talks about arts collaborative’s mission Dakota County Regional Arts Collaborative aims to bring people together by Tad Johnson

siasm and excitement from everyone. Many people cited a deIn last week’s Dakota County Fair special section, sire to experience a variety of arts close to home, a story recounted so we are excited to the work the Dakota work with the DaCounty Regional kota County Fair to Arts Collaborative bring you just a few has done to assemble of the wide range of a lineup of entertainarts located within ers at this year’s fair. Dakota County. It is the first of Individual artists many projects the LaDonna are also conducting collaborative aims to Boyd painting sessions all accomplish. The group, which was around Dakota City. I have formed in fall 2010, has held also heard there will be a several meetings over the wandering fiddler on the past few months. It will have grounds. Talk is next year to its first annual meeting Oct. hold a fiddling contest. Why do you think the arts 27 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center and will begin to for- are such an important part of Dakota County? mally organize next year. It is important for our The chairperson of the collaborative, LaDonna economy to remain vibrant. Boyd, took some time out re- The new millennia (generacently to answer a few ques- tion) want things different tions about the group and than the current generathe future of the arts in Da- tion. They want to work in a vibrant community. The kota County. Why do you think the Da- “sense of place� is very imkota County Regional Arts portant to them. It is replacCollaborative was an impor- ing the old term “quality of life.� They will demand art, tant group to form? Dakota County is a very culture, activity, and new life. artistic county. There is a lot The city of Apple Valley just of talent in Dakota County. brought in a group from the There is so much art to ap- American Institute of Archipreciate and love. Art makes tects to lead Apple Valley in people happy and everyone an assessment of Cedar Avenjoys art. Yet, people in the enue Corridor. One of their county don’t know what is suggestions is to create more happening throughout the outdoor art. Also, the economic imsouth metro area. Artists don’t know one another and pact that will come from don’t have the opportunity organizing and promoting more art has proven itself to support one another. What are some of the proj- in many other parts of the ects the group is working on? country. How can this group make The Steering Committee that was set up after the first the arts more vital in Dakota formation meeting has been County? Besides helping to provide meeting monthly ever since. This summer, we’ve been a support network, we can holding focus groups and market and coordinate acconducting surveys during tivities. We can provide more the summer festivals in each outlets for art, create more community. We are asking places or galleries to display how the arts might best en- art, help create more studio hance our communities. It is spaces and provide networkgreat to see so much enthu- ing opportunities. The list THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

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Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland, left, shares a laugh with Sonya Busch, Think Mutual Bank branch manager, at the Business Watch Picnic on Tuesday at Fire Station 1 on Hayes Road. The picnic kicked off Night to Unite, which saw neighborhoods throughout the city hosting block parties from 5 to 10 p.m. to strengthen community ties and raise crime prevention awareness.

   

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Ten seek School Board seat District 191 board will choose appointee Aug. 18 by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

The Burnsville-EaganSavage District 191 School Board has a diverse roster of 10 applicants from which to choose a replacement for veteran Board Member Gail Morrison. They include a former Burnsville City Council member, a 20-something graduate of Burnsville High School, a parent of specialneeds children, an ex-school administrator, a senior citizen and a leading advocate of multicultural education. The six sitting board members interviewed the candidates at a public work session on Aug. 4. They’ll select one at the Aug. 18 board meeting. Board members will narrow the choices by naming their top candidates before voting, Chair Ron Hill said. The appointee will serve the rest of Morrison’s term, which ends in December 2012. The former Burnsville resident resigned at the end of June because she was moving out of the district. Applicants are: Peter Beckel, 11464 Galtier Drive, Burnsville. A candidate in the 2010 board election, Beckel has been a volunteer and substitute teacher in district schools. He’s been involved in Burnsville Athletic Club youth sports. Caryl Breecher, 3400 E. 112th St., Burnsville. A selfdescribed senior citizen, she is a registered nurse who has taught nursing for Abbott Northwestern Hospi-

tal’s School of Nursing, St. Mary’s Junior College and Gustavus Adolphus College. Sheryl Burkhardt, 2701 Hayes Drive, Burnsville. A special-education paraprofessional at Shakopee High School, Burkhardt has also worked as an educational assistant in English-language instruction at District 191’s Metcalf Junior High and as an elementary reading and math tutor in Lakeville. She’s been an active volunteer in District 191. Steven Cherney, 408 E. 135th St., Burnsville. Cherney is a former Burnsville City Council member and has served on the city’s Planning Commission. His community activities include Burnsville Rotary (treasurer) and the Burnsville Fire Muster (operations director). Steve Dove, 10913 Southview Drive, Burnsville. Dove, a former assistant principal and athletic director at Edina High School, is an adjunct professor in the graduate school of education at the University of St. Thomas. Community activities have included Burnsville Athletic Club coaching and the committee promoting passage of District 191’s 2007 levy referendum. Mark Korman, 12905 First Ave. S., Burnsville. An accounting and finance professional, Korman has two special-needs sons entering first grade at Rahn Elementary and a daughter entering third grade at Gideon Pond, where he has attended PTO meetings. Seema Pothini, 4173 W. 136th St., Savage. An educational equity and diversity

consultant, she is president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. She’s a former sixthgrade teacher and served on the integration task force of the Burnsville and Lakeville districts. William Randall, 2075 Flint Drive, Eagan. A project manager for Tonka Equipment Co., Randall served as Wisconsin coordinator for the Union of Concerned Scientists and has volunteered at Rahn Elementary. Clynt Reddy, 12937 Portland Ave., Burnsville. A valedictorian of Burnsville High School’s Class of 2005, Reddy is a self-described nonprofit employee and community leader. He’s senior team leader at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan and established a student-led ministry in the Burnsville area called Rampage. Robert VandenBoom, 2062 Royale Drive, Eagan. A senior marketing manager for The Toro Co., VandenBoom has been involved in the Rahn Elementary and districtwide site councils and other district activities, including the Facilities Task force. He has coached youth sports and taught faith formation at Mary, Mother of the Church. Two others, Paul Butche of Burnsville and Mark Nesvig of Savage, submitted applications but have withdrawn as candidates. Candidates’ application filings can be viewed at the district website, www. isd191.org.

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La Semana bridges cultures for adoptees by Aaron Vehling THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

What if you were the only person who looked like you? Odd question, especially for those without twins. But think of it this way: What if you were the only person of your ethnicity in your community? In the early 1980s, as more Minnesotans began adopting from abroad, many were confronted with this question. Their Minnesotaraised children were part of white families and mostly white communities, but looked decidedly different. Jeaneen Wilhelmi, who adopted two Colombian children in the early 1980s, recognized the importance of the adoptees having some interaction and a relationship with other Latino kids. So Wilhelmi and some partners started La Semana, a cultural camp aimed at bridging the gap between cultures of origin and adopted cultures. “We wanted kids to have companions who looked like them,� Wilhelmi told me over the phone last week. “We kept saying, ‘How do we keep these kids in connection with their heritage?’ � La Semana (which is Spanish for “the week�) is a weeklong rec-

reational and educational program that has been held at different sites around the Twin Cities in its multiple decades of existence. It celebrated its 30th anniversary this past week at All Saints Catholic Church and Lakeville South High School. “The camp taught me as a very young person to not be ashamed of my adoption story and eclecticlooking family,� said Anna Wilhelmi Plachizaca, Jeaneen’s daughter. She got started with the camp when she was very young, but she remembers that idea running through her head. The camp started out with 45 kids, all pre-K through seventh grade. The bonds developed amid the classrooms, Latin musical performances, food tastings and cultural lessons held strong. “The core families would go on vacations with each other,� Wilhelmi Plachizaca said. “We were even in each other’s weddings.� The situation is a bit different now. There are nearly 400 kids in the program, adopted from a variety of Latin American countries. Also, there are more Latino immigrants in Minnesota in general,

so it’s not so much a matter of the adoptees being one of a few among a sea of white. It’s more about adopted children with a semicommon background getting in touch with their roots. “All adopted children have a sense of abandonment in their psyche,� Wilhelmi said. “Most kids yearn for something to connect them to who they are.� Talking with the Wilhelmis made me think of some of my personal experiences. Growing up, I had a couple friends who were adopted from Korea by white families. One of them said she did not even think of herself as nonwhite until some kids at school made fun of her for “looking Chinese.� Minnesota has the highest number of Korean adoptees per capita in the world, according to a 2010 MinnPost story on the topic. There are centers that provide cultural trips for adoptees who want to visit the city in Korea in which they were born, and sometimes even the orphanage from which they came. I actually spent some time in Korea about five years ago. I was an English teacher in a city of about 2 million people. Here, that would be a big city. There, it was more like a Mankato-sized city in relation to

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Seoul, the capital. While I would not dream to know what these adoptees in America feel like being a minority, my experience in Korea has heightened my empathy toward them. I was one of a very small population of white people in a very homogenous area. The result was that everywhere I went people would do at least one of the following: stare, laugh, approach me and give me advice or just engage in friendly conversation. But sometimes it was negative, especially when people would act as if I were part of some Barnumesque experiment in public relations. The funny part is this would often happen in my neighborhood’s ubiquitous American chain establishments, so perhaps I was feeding into somewhat of a cliche. That said, I hadn’t had McDonald’s in six months, so I was interested in a taste of home. I emerged from these incidents basically unscathed – again, I don’t want to give the impression that I’m offering an analogous experience here – but it allowed me the luxury of even a percentage of an experience walking in someone else’s shoes. What becomes of those kids who

go through La Semana? Wilhelmi Plachizaca said that the camp, and its sister organization Parents of Latin American Children, engage in a number of activities that “teach philanthropy at an early age.� For example, at Christmas the kids will send gifts to the orphanages they came from. “I think that shaped a lot of us into who we are in our careers now,� she said. “Several of us are now in social services. I think it just gave us one more opportunity that most 7- and 8-year-olds don’t have: giving back to something larger than themselves.� It is perhaps this that makes La Semana so inspiring: It takes the tough questions about race, adoption, the self and one’s heritage and answers them for kids by being honest with them. And that manifests as good, old-fashioned selfless behavior. In an age in which Americans often genuflect before the idea of instant gratification for the benefit of the self, I find this comforting. Aaron Vehling is the Lakeville Editor for Thisweek Newspapers. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

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Trickle down doesn’t work To the editor: Interpretations are not facts, and some folks would like to convince us their interpretations are facts. A recent letter from an advocate of classic libertarian principles supported Rep. Ron Paul’s economic views as a panacea for our country. Unfortunately he aligned himself with Herbert Hoover and Grover Norquist in this justification for laissez-faire solutions for all our economic woes. I just don’t buy his idea that we should drown government in the bathtub. That won’t solve our financial problems. The writer’s failed attempt to justify his radical views by

trying to deceive us about the work of Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Samuelson and the architect of our country’s escape from the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes, shows how desperate he is. If the lie is big enough and nicely presented, maybe people will believe it. He wants us to believe that helping the poor is what got us into trillions of dollars of national debt. He’d like us to forget about the cost of hefty tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and unpaid bills for wars during the regime of Bush 2. He hopes we’ll believe those bad investments have nothing to do with that debt, nor the recession we’ve experienced since then. There’s a reason our country’s income gap is wider than

ever before. Thanks to this bad tax policy, the top 1 percent now controls 40 percent of our nation’s assets, according to the Census Bureau. This robs our economy of the energy and vitality of those lower-income folks whose hard work and ingenuity are all being spent just trying to put food on the table for their families. Programs to permit low-income people build some assets and participate more fully in our economy are anathema to these elitists who still want us to believe the myth that more money for billionaires will help provide us all good-paying jobs. No thanks, I’ve been trickled on enough, thank you. PAUL HOFFINGER Eagan

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by Joe Nathan THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

With all the talk about political principles, I decided to ask several Rosemount and Eagan area principals and higher education leaders about their personal priorities. John Wollersheim, principal at Rosemount high school, wrote: “Minnesota’s Public Schools are here to serve our students and our communities. As a school leader, every decision we make should be focused on doing what is best for our students and then community. District and school goals should be focused on this same interest.â€? Ben Lewis, principal at Century Junior High in Forest Lake, agreed and described some of the challenges of the “what’s best for students philosophy.â€? “I think the most often ethic I rely on is to do what is best for a student or students in the situation and its various constraints. The catch is the last part ‌ budget, time, external demands often limit the options. In addition there are several interpretations on ‘what is best for students’ in any given context.â€? Paulette Reikowski, Eagan High School principal, responded by saying it’s “certainly important to think about this as we go through our day. I use personal integrity and try to model that behavior (being true to myself and my standards at all times) and respect for others regardless of culture, background, age, race, or gender.â€? Karen Seashore, a widely respected regents professor at the University of Minnesota, has talked with educators at the K-12 as well as college/university level. She also conducted research on the “practical ethicsâ€? that faculty members use in their research settings. She suggested: • “Every time you make an on-the-spot

decision, you have to ask yourself whether you are creating an opportunity for harm.â€? • “Be fair, particularly in allocating opportunities and credit. In fact, be generous. I hardly ever work alone, and it is very important that others with whom I work have the chance to participate fully and be given public commendation for what they do. This is as true of students in classes as people who work with me as assistants.â€? • “Never fudge ‘data’ or try for quick fixes. I have been a teacher-leader at the university as well as a scholar. It is always tempting to put the end first, but the consequences are always terrible – usually for other people. This applies to grading, to classes that are not going as well as I wanted, to students who may be stumbling – as well as to research projects.â€? • “Always put yourself in the other person’s shoes – whether a student, a colleague, or a person who is cooperating in a research project.â€? Along with suggestions above that others offered, John Beach, principal of Princeton’s North Elementary wrote, “I don’t know if this is a principle, but an appropriate sense of humor really goes a long way in creating a comfortable, easygoing environment.â€? We (including me) don’t always succeed at being open, honest, and generous, mixed with a sense of humor. But I found it useful to ask others about their guiding principles. What are yours? Joe Nathan, a former public school teacher and administrator, directs the Center for School Change, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota. He can be reached at jnathan@umn.edu. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

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Nicolas B. Payne "Nick", age 21 of Lakeville, entered the arms of Jesus as a result of a car accident on July 25, 2011. Nick is preceded in death by his uncle, Charlie Wifler. He is survived by his parents, Brent and Renee; siblings, Tiffany, Connor and Logan; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and too many friends to list. Nicolas is deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 29 at 1 PM, in Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 10658 210th St. West, Lakeville, with his visitation being held from 10 AM to 1 PM in the church. Interment was in Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley. Memorials can be sent to the National Marf a n F o u n d a t i o n (www.marfan.org), the Salvation Army of North Mpls (www.thesalarmy.com), or to the church.

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Nancy C. Ramsey Nancy C. Ramsey, age 83, of Burnsville, passed away on July 23, 2011. Nancy enjoyed working at Mary Mother of the Church in Burnsville for 30 years. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Max Ramsey II. Survived by her loving children, Carol (Paul) Hedberg, and Max (Rose) Ramsey III. Also by five grandchildren: Mary Speidel, Cassandra (Brad) Vrchota, Jacob Hedberg, and Lucas & William Ramsey. Memorial Mass will take place 11 AM Tuesday (7/26) at Mary Mother of the Church, 3333 E. Cliff Rd., Burnsville, with a gathering of family and friends 1 hr. prior to Mass at Church. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.



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Phyllis W. Burnett Phyllis W., Burnett, age 71, of Apple Valley, passed away July 20, 2011 at the Augustana Health Care Center of Apple Valley. Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Wilma Culver. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle; 3 grandchildren, Christopher, Susan and Anthony; brother, Theron (Beverly) Culver; nieces, nephews and friends. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 11 AM in Henry W Anderson Mortuary, 147th and Garrett Ave., Apple Valley with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service at the Mortuary. Interment will be in Mt Hope Cemetery, St James, MN.

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Leif Anton & Luther Roger Sather Leif Anton Sather and Luther Roger Sather were born May 31st, 2011 at Fairview Ridges Hospital to John and Tina Sather of Elko, MN. Leif weighed 4 lbs, 14 oz, 17 1/2�, and Luther weighed 5 lbs, 9 oz, 18 1/2�. Grandparents are Roger and Kathy Sather formerly of Lakeville, and Geri and the late Roy Elvestad of Elko.

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IN BRIEF Primrose School is located at 4249 Johnny Cake Ridge Road in Eagan. Phone: (651) 994-1477. Web: www.primroseeagan.com. age groups into 11 different classrooms. The lessons taught in these classes, such as respect, honesty and responsibility, particularly impressed Storkamp. “Kids grab on to that so quickly,� said Storkamp, who has her own three children enrolled at the center. “It was nice to know it was really high quality and they love it.� Working with the center’s children is the most satisfying part of the job, she said. Each class is directed by a licensed teacher or li-

censed child care provider. Primrose stands out from the competition, Storkamp said, by providing accredited curriculum. “We’re always making changes and improvements in areas,� she said. “We’re staying ahead of it.� The cost of enrollment varies. For more information, call (651) 994-1477 or visit www.primroseeagan. com. E-mail Jessica Harper at: jessica.harper@ecm-inc.com

District 191 adjusts finances in light of new state budget The newly approved state budget will result in $8 million less in cash flow than expected for BurnsvilleEagan-Savage School District 191 during the 2011-12 school year and will require the district to borrow funds to pay for operating expenses. Legislators and the governor agreed to shift funding and delay aid payments to all school districts in order to balance the state’s budget. “This added financial stress makes it even more important that we move forward with changes that will allow us to continue to offer the high quality education our community expects and our students deserve,â€? Board Chair Ron Hill said. He said that over the past three years, the board has charted a course that includes: • Reaffirming the district’s mission to provide every student with relevant and challenging learning experiences. • A focus on improving curriculum and instruction. • Restructuring the organization for sustainability. • Creating budget documents that are easier to understand and more transparent so that more effective communication regarding the financial state of the district can take place with all stakeholders. The board adopted a 2011-12 budget that spends

$4 million less than the previous year and uses $2 million of the district’s budget reserve. The board also voted unanimously to ask voters in November to renew an existing levy that will expire in 2013. It provides about $10 million in revenue each year. Approval of the levy would extend it for another 10 years at no increase to taxpayers. Another major financial factor comes into play as the board begins negotiating

 

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A north Burnsville shopping mall hailed by City Council members as a model of graceful aging will continue its renaissance with a new Tires Plus store. The council gave unanimous approval Aug. 1 to the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s construction on Town and Country Square Shopping Center property. Tires Plus will build an 8,420-square-foot retail and service center on the southeast corner of the property, next to Highway 13. Construction is expected later this summer. The council agreed to a deviation in green space for the entire mall property to allow Tires Plus and future development on an unbuilt lot on the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s northwest corner adjacent to Cliff Road. City planning staff said green space totaling 23.08 percent of the site is needed to comply with the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planned unit development. Staff recommended removing hard surface elsewhere on the property when the northwest corner is developed. The property owner, iMetro T & C LLC, asked for 20.95 percent green space. Tom Evenson, representing the owner, said a future building of up to 9,800 square feet would have to be reduced to 2,000 to accommodate the higher green space requirement and parking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we have to bump that green space requirement up, then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have a problem,â&#x20AC;? Evenson told the council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to take that building down to nothing.â&#x20AC;? The owner has lost some land that would have qualified as green space to rightof-way dedications along both Cliff and 13. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we need to be flexible (on green space), and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m OK with their 20.95,â&#x20AC;? Council Member Dan Kealey said. The mall, built in 1971, is 100 percent leased, according to Kealey. It has undergone exterior improvements over the years, and an extra retail building was added east of the mall after being approved in 2004. iMetro took an area that was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a little blightedâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;turned it into a very nice center,â&#x20AC;? Council Member Dan Gustafson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we talk about the aging strip malls, I really think you have shown what can be done,â&#x20AC;? Council Member Mary Sherry said. As part of the planned unit development amendment allowing Tires Plus, the owner agreed to rescind council approvals in 2007 and 2008 that allowed an event center at the mall. That space is now leased by a retail store. Eliminating that use frees up total parking, allowing Tires Plus to claim needed spaces.

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Like many parents, Diane and Darren Storkamp wanted the most out of their child care center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a parent, I know what it is like to leave your child somewhere and not want to feel guilty about it,â&#x20AC;? Diane said. The Savage couple searched for some time until coming across Primrose School in their hometown. Diane was so impressed she left her corporate job to open a Primrose location with her husband in Eagan. Though Darren is coowner, he continues to maintain another career in the technology industry. Diane, who previously worked as a project manager for Hallmark, said she easily transitioned into her new job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of it is managing so it is not as big of a change as I had thought,â&#x20AC;? she said. The franchise opened in late July at 4249 Johnny Cake Ridge Road. The Eagan school is the latest of seven Primrose sites in the Twin Cities. Storkamp said she believes it will fit well in Eagan because the city has a large number of young families. Primrose is a for-profit franchise of child care centers that has an educational focus for infants and children ages 1 to 12. Children are divided by

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Sports Darwitz returns to the south metro, this time as a coach Olympian, Gopher and Eagan Wildcat Natalie Darwitz will take over as girls hockey head coach at Lakeville South by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rare when a high school coach is asked for an autograph. But as one of the top womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey players in U.S. history, Natalie Darwitz has signed more than she can remember. Darwitz, with a long list of accomplishments that includes an Olympic silver medal and the all-time scoring record at the University of Minnesota, was introduced as the new Lakeville South varsity head coach at Hasse Arena on Tuesday night to players, parents and fans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not every day you can introduce a coach of this caliber to your program,â&#x20AC;? Lakeville South athletic director Neil Strader said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Michael Jordan of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey.â&#x20AC;? After the introduction speeches, Darwitz worked her way through the crowd and hesitated on the autograph question. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw a couple kids I thought who were going to ask,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how I was going to react. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if a coach should give out autographs. I want to set the standard that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the coach.â&#x20AC;?

Autographs or not, Darwitz has the experience on and off the ice to merit the coaching opportunity. She was a member of the U.S. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey team at age 15 and spent three of the past four years in the coaching ranks with Eagan High School and the University of Minnesota. She played at the U of M until 2005 and served as an assistant in 2008-09 and 2010-11. She was captain for the U.S. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team in the 2010 Olympics. So why leave a full-time Division I assistant coach position for Lakeville South? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on the road since I was 15 and that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suit me anymore,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be around for Thanksgiving and Christmas now. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting at the age where family is important to me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rivals are 10-15 minutes away now. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to drive five hours into Wisconsin.â&#x20AC;? She admits itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a risky move, but in the end, she wants to work with high school players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in my heart,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People have their opinions on whether Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing the right thing. Now my passion is Lakev-

ille South.â&#x20AC;? Darwitz plans on coaching her team to win, but as a high school coach, she realizes sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also molding young lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously I want to win a state championship, but I want to instill values into these girls,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to become better hockey players, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also going to become better friends and better people.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big reason she was an attractive hire for Strader. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She can teach life skills to these kids,â&#x20AC;? Strader said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She traveled the world and played hockey at the highest level ... Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phenomenal with kids.â&#x20AC;? Lakeville approached Darwitz first. There were some family connections, so Strader didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it would hurt to ask. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d kick ourselves if we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try,â&#x20AC;? Strader said. Darwitz listened. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really on the market,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one really considered me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at the U and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m tied down. I told them I would think about it and I think that surprised them.â&#x20AC;? Other schools heard she might be available, but Lakeville South stood out.

the college level, but you get there sometimes they have a chip on their shoulder or theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a little arrogant.â&#x20AC;? Her memories from playing at Eagan from 1996-2000 when she scored 487 points in 102 games kept coming back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I cherish my high school hockey days,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like winning the Photo by Andy Rogers section tournament Lakeville South athletic director and going to state.â&#x20AC;? Neil Strader, left, introduced Natalie It helped that Darwitz as the new Lakeville South her high school girls hockey coach at Hasse Arena on coach was her dad Tuesday. Scott Darwitz who still coaches with â&#x20AC;&#x153;They kept coming at Eagan. When trying to me,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ulti- decide what to do, Scott mately Lakeville was the Darwitz a longtime girls most intriguing to me. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school hockey coach, a chance to build from the encouraged her. She startground up. Other programs ed coaching with her dad already had established tra- at Eagan for the 2007-08 ditions, but Lakeville South school year when the team is new.â&#x20AC;? went 20-9-1 and qualified She spent the summer for state. coaching youth camps in â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a tough deciEagan, which helped her sion for me because that decide. would be a lot of fun to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really passion- coach alongside him, but ate about the age group,â&#x20AC;? at the same time this was Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that age an opportunity for me to group where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like take over a program and sponges. Nothing against

run with it,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call him up and ask for advice,â&#x20AC;? The real challenge will be playing Eagan and coaching against the Wildcats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known the Kelly green and the royal blue of Eagan all my life,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking down the visitor bench and seeing my father, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be strange. At the same time weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re competitive people. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a fun night.â&#x20AC;? Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see each other on the ice first on Dec. 10 with Lakeville South as the host and again on Jan. 21, 2012, at Eagan. Coaching the Cougars wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take as much time as the Gophers, so she plans on returning to school to become a teacher. She hopes to teach in the Lakeville district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see myself as a mainstay here as part of the community,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. The first order of business is putting together a coaching staff. She spent the past week saying goodbye to the Gophers, which she said was hard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready for the next step in my life,â&#x20AC;? Darwitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited.â&#x20AC;? Andy Rogers is at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

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The April Verch Band, a fiddle-driven Canadian roots-music trio, will be the headlining act at Eagan Market Fest on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The weekly, city-run Market Fest offers live entertainment, in addition to a farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market and family activities, each Wednesday night throughout the summer at Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway, and admission is free. Also set to perform Aug. 10 are Bill and Kate Isles; the music runs from 4 to 8 p.m. More information is at www.cityofeagan.com/marketfest.

Above: Madison Railton, Dain Feil and Lucy Niver are among the 57-member cast of young actors in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beauty and the Beast Jr.â&#x20AC;? presented by The Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Thing Productions next weekend at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center

Peter Pan Project presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cinderellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Nicollet Commons

At left: Among the anthropomorphic houseware items in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beauty and the Beast Jr.â&#x20AC;? is a group of dancing dishes, including Katie Mills, Kiele Sterner and Emma Kopp.

The Peter Pan Projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third production, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cinderella,â&#x20AC;? opens Saturday, Aug. 6 at Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville. This free performance is a new production of the classic tale and is inspired by the creativity of the teens and children involved. Performances are Aug. 6, 12, and 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nicollet Commons Park is located at 12550 Nicollet Avenue (on Nicollet Avenue between 125th Street and 126th Street West), just outside the Burnsville Art Center. The Peter Pan Project was created by L.J. Johnson, a local film and stage actress. She teamed up with The GARAGE in Burnsville a little over a year ago to produce innovative theater productions.

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Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Thing two and a half years ago. The show has a two-story set, elaborate costumes and professional props rented from Chanhassen Dinner Theater and other groups. The production will be presented on the main stage in the Burnsville arts centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,000-seat proscenium theater. By childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theater standards, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a massive auditorium to fill, but Railton said her production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Annie Jr.â&#x20AC;? last summer at the same venue drew about 600 people per show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what it is â&#x20AC;&#x201C; people come out in droves,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beauty and the Beast Jr.â&#x20AC;? will be presented at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and 13, and 1 p.m. Aug. 12. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for students and senior citizens, and are available at www. burnsvillepac.com. Andrew Miller is at andrew. miller@ecm-inc.com.

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Apple Valley businesses Heartbeat Studios and Bogartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place will partner to present Disaster Blaster â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a benefit for the victims of the North Minneapolis tornado â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Bogartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place, 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley. The event will include performances in hip hop, break dance, tap and singing, plus a break dance battle. A silent auction also will be held. The show is free, but a $10 donation is suggested. For more information, call Heartbeat Studios at (952) 432-7833 or Bogartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place at (952) 432-1515.

Special entertainment and events are planned in Dakota City Heritage Village throughout the Dakota County Fair Aug. 8-14. The village is located on the west end of the fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., in Farmington. Entertainment will be provided by wandering musicians and offered in the performance tent on the green south of Ahlberg Hall. Groups and individuals performing will include Bakers Fan, Marv Gohman, Ron E. Cash, Summer Pops Band, Eelpout Singers, Still Tickin,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dakota Brass Quintet, Sonny Bryant, and Kar-

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Matthew Loydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s costume has plenty of flair but one small drawback. Cast as the singing, anthropomorphic clock Cogsworth in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beauty and the Beast Jr.,â&#x20AC;? the 14-year-old Burnsville resident says his boxy, bulky costume â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which includes a giant key protruding from his back and a pendulum dangling from his chest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; took some getting used to, especially offstage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hardest thing is getting through doors,â&#x20AC;? he said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all part of the learning process, though, for Loyd and the 50-some other young actors in the classic Disney musical, which will be presented Aug. 11-13 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. The show is being staged by The Playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Thing Productions, the company of Dayna Railton of Lakeville.

Railton says the goal of her shows is to give south-ofthe-river students a chance to get familiar with theater and all the challenges, and fun, that come with it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They learn focus, musicality, articulation, what kind of physicalities appeal to an audience, their position on stage and how it affects the entire show,â&#x20AC;? Railton said. Along with learning the nuts and bolts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;these are lifetime experiences theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cherish their whole lives,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magical.â&#x20AC;? The child cast and paid adult crew have been rehearsing four hours a day, five days a week for the past three weeks at Eagle Ridge Junior High in Savage, in anticipation of their move to the Burnsville venue next week. Railton said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beauty and the Beast Jr.â&#x20AC;? is the biggest childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theater project sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s undertaken since founding The

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Expressions presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A Month of Sundaysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lakeville community theater group Expressions will present the stage comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Month of Sundaysâ&#x20AC;? Aug. 5-14 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-6 and 1213, and 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and 14. Tickets are $12 and can be ordered by calling (952) 985-4640 or online at www. lakeville-rapconnect.com.

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Patty Smith, left, enters one of her drawings in the Dakota County Fair. The Rosemount resident has been entering artwork at the county fair since 1984. The Dakota County Fair runs Aug. 8-14 at the fairgrounds at 4008 220th St. W. in Farmington.

    

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Las Tortillas makes all of its tortillas by hand rather than purchasing them in bulk from a supplier. Other favorites include fish tacos and fresh salmon salad with homemade dressing and made-to-order grilled salmon. The restaurant also makes fresh blended margaritas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nothing ever comes from a mix. The biggest surprise since opening the restaurant is the sheer number of customers it serves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; between 250 and 300 a day. Since the duo came from a country club atmosphere where it only turns guests over a few times a day, cooking in volume was an adjustment. According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant business is improving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Industry sales are projected to reach a record $604 billion in 2011, a 3.6 percent increase in current dollars over 2010 sales, which translates into 1.1 percent real (inflation-adjusted) termsâ&#x20AC;? (www. restaurant.org).

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to upgrade our equipment from the original design to keep up with the demand,â&#x20AC;? said McGunnigle, who underestimated the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success. However, his conservative business practice and only buying new equipment based on consumer demand, is something that keeps this entrepreneurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business financially stable. Las Tortillas is working to integrate itself with the Rosemount community. The restaurant had a food booth at Rosemountâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leprechaun Days and participates in the local farmers market. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The restaurant is our third kid,â&#x20AC;? McGunnigle said of his 70-80 hour work week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of our lifestyle. We live and breathe food and customers, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very rewarding,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Chef Larry Anderson, above, stands in the kitchen of Ida Marie Restaurant, the newly opened restaurant for residents and their guests at The Timbers, the independent senior living complex at 14018 Pennock Ave. in Apple Valley. Anderson cooks up gourmet items â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including specialty soups, caramel apple French toast and, his signature item, carrot cake cookies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; six meals a week, with input from a staff dietitian and nutritionist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one of the very few independent living facilities with a restaurant,â&#x20AC;? said Penny Johnson, Timbers marketing director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is home-cooked-style from scratch.â&#x20AC;?

       

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Community Gardening Day is Aug. 6

Co-op Community Gardens at Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Food production, garden and permaculture tours, information about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Go-5-2-1-0â&#x20AC;? a program created to promote healthy living for families and children, coffee, ice tea, lemonade, recipes and coupons. See www.valleynaturalfoods.com. International Outreach Church Community Garden, 1512 Woodhill Road, Burnsville, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ethnic food samples, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and more. See www.ioccommuitygarden.org. Wolk Park Community

The new clubhouse, he said, will â&#x20AC;&#x153;dramatically improveâ&#x20AC;? food and beverage revenues at the golf course, and its construction wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cost taxpayers any money because it will be funded through a loan from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Future Capital Projects Fund and through park dedication funds, money developers are required to pay when they build in the city. The council voted 4-1 to move forward with the clubhouse project, with Council Member Ruth Grendahl opposed. Among her reasons,

Grendahl cited the new clubhouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly $3 million price tag. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The word that comes to mind is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;grandiose.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; If I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know better Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think this was a WPA project,â&#x20AC;? Grendahl said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I cannot support a $3 million clubhouse in this economy.â&#x20AC;? Under the proposal recommended by the Valleywood Facility Task Force and OKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d by the council, the new clubhouse will be about twice the size of the existing 3,500-square-foot facility, and will include a pro shop, kitchen, downstairs cart storage area, and seating for 140 to 150 people.

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is great interest in a wide range of activities. Nearly 100 kids participated in the Fishing Derby at Schwarz Pond and the Hamster and Gerbil Races at Fluegelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm Garden and Pet. The Run for the Gold had 108 people participate in the 1-mile run, and 215 participated in the 4-mile run. The Family Fitness Walk included 27 families and 45 children ran in the quarter-mile Shamrock Sprint. Poor weather put a damper on the morning attendance at Wet â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wild Day, but the Parks and Recreation and Fire departmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; event brought out 375 youths for its waterthemed activities. The parks department says 450 children vied in the Blarney Stone Hunt at Jaycee Park. While there has been more volunteer help with Leprechaun Days this year, the need for volunteers is still great on its two busiest days â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the second Friday and Saturday. To find out how to help, contact the committee at Leprechaundays@gmail. com. Tad Johnson is at editor. thisweek@ecm-inc.com.

Eagan Garden to Table at Eagan Resource Center, 3910 Rahn Road, Eagan, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Garden tours, art in the garden, healthy food and a Master Gardener presentation, see www.eaganrc.org. Ss. Martha & Mary Episcopal Church Gardens, 4180 Lexington Ave. S., Eagan, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Music, games, a showcase of plants and harvested vegetables and healthy hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oevres. See www.mandm.org.

   

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Farmington Farmington Community Garden, City of Farmington and School District 192 Community Education, 6100 195th St. W., Farmington, 10 a.m. to 12 noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Free lemonade, a display of recycled reused garden art and functional yard items, garden tips and healthy garden produce recipes.

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After plans and specifications are completed and bids are awarded, construction of the new clubhouse will take about a year to complete, Zinck said.

   

  

          

Andrew Miller is at andrew. miller@ecm-inc.com.

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Partnership Garden at the School of Environmental Studies, 12155 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Learn about organic community gardening, pond and rain water catchment system, plant and worm composting, potato towers, sprouts and healthy salad ideas, recycling, birdhouses, wind turbine, green roof, intergenerational partnerships and more. Shepherd of the Valley

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Garden, 13800 Parkwood Lane, Burnsville, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    



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Lutheran Church Community Garden, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Garden tours. Westview School Community Garden, 225 Garden View Drive, Apple Valley, 12 noon to 3 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Garden tours and art work by Westview students.

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Nine community gardens in four Dakota County communities will be open to visitors Aug. 6 at part of Community Gardening Day, a day of statewide recognition honoring community gardens. Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the community gardens and participate in a wide range of activities planned at the various locations. Gardening Mattersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has online maps and directories at www.gardeningmatters. org.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF APPLE VALLEY ORDINANCE NO. 922 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA, AMENDING TITLE XI, CHAPTER 113, OF THE CITY CODE ENTITLED â&#x20AC;&#x153;LODGING: OPERATION TAXESâ&#x20AC;? BY AMENDING SECTIONS 113.03 AND 113.10 EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF TIME WITHIN WHICH LODGING TAX WILL BE DUE. The City Council of Apple Valley ordains: Section 1. Chapter 113 of the Apple Valley City Code is hereby amended by modifying Section 113.03(A) to read as follows: § 113.03 PAYMENT AND RETURNS. (A) The operator shall remit to the city all taxes collected hereunder not later than 45 days after the end of the month in which the taxes were collected. At the time the taxes are remitted to the city, the operator shall file a tax return on a form furnished by the city containing the following information and other information as the city may require. (1) The gross receipts from furnishing lodging during the period covered by the return; (2)The amount of tax imposed and collected as required hereunder for the return period; (3) The signature of the person filing the return or that of his or her agent duly authorized in writing; (4) The period covered by the return; and (5) The amount of uncollectible lodging receipts subject to the lodging tax. Section 2. Chapter 113 of the Apple Valley City Code is hereby amended by modifying Section 113.10(A)(2) to read as follows: (2) Any tax, required under this chapter, not paid within the 45 days after the end of the month in which the taxes were collected, together with any penalty provided herein, shall bear interest at the rate of 8% per annum to begin accrual at the time the tax was required to be paid. Any interest and penalty shall be added to the tax and be collected as part thereof. Section 3. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication. PASSED this 28th day of July, 2011. /s/ Mary Hamann-Roland Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Pamela J. Gackstetter City Clerk 2699580 8/5/11



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