Apple Valley | Rosemount October 5, 2012 | Volume 33 | Number 32

Monkey milestone at the zoo

Two-time national speech champion

Marriage amendment

AVHS senior Nader Helmy took home first place in original oratory

Today’s Opinion page carries the ECM Editorial regarding the proposed constitutional amendment regarding same-sex marriage and an editorial response. Page 4A

number of issues, hobbies and acSun Thisweek tivities rather than delve deep into a Each year, few things. hundreds of “It was really excithigh school ing to win again,” students comthe Lakeville resipete in the Nadent said. “I always tional Forensic strive to be my best League Nationand pour a lot of al Speech Tourmyself into the nament, but things I do.” only a handful Nader Helmy Helmy conquered the leave as champions. Apple Valley High same category last year at School senior Nader Helmy the national competition not only left the Indianapo- in Dallas with his speech lis tournament a champion “Tailor Made for the Ages,” in June, but did so for the which focused on the importance of valuing the second consecutive year. Helmy, 17, took first old — especially traditions, place in original oratory possessions and friendships. with his speech “Surfing That speech was inspired USA,” which drew atten- by his father, an immigrant tion to American’s tendency See speech, 7A to skim the surface of a by Jessica Harper


Photo by Rick Orndorf

The Minnesota Zoo’s snow monkey “Nikko” celebrated his 29th birthday at the zoo on Thursday, Sept. 27. Nikko is believed to be the oldest male snow monkey in North America, and the fourth oldest of his species in the world. Treats and streamers marked the day at the zoo as Nikko, who was born in 1983 and arrived at the Minnesota Zoo in 2001, celebrated the birthday with the rest of his troop.

Shorn for a cause This time, it’s for hardware A traveling trophy has been created for the Apple Valley-Eastview football rivalry. The schools play for it Friday. Page 14A


Back from the jungle Rosemount author Craig MacIntosh gathered material for his latest novel while searching for World War II crash sites in Papua New Guinea. Page 12A

Paideia Academy’s Kim Klayum has head shaved for cancer fundraiser by Andrew Miller Sun Thisweek

Kim Klayum’s commitment to cancer research is evident from one look at her head. The business manager at Paideia Academy in Apple Valley devised a novel way to get students and staff involved in her fundraising efforts for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. The deal was, if they helped her reach a goal of $5,000, she’d shave her head and provide an ice cream party for the class that brought in the most money. The fundraising effort was part of Klayum’s work leading up to a 5K walk/run to benefit the multiple myeloma foundation held Sept. 30 in St. Paul. Klayum’s sister, Deb Jordan of Apple Valley, suffers from this form of blood cancer and recently lost her hair as a result of chemother- Andrew Miller can be reached at anapy treatment. Friends and family or facebook. of Deb Jordan who participated in com/sunthisweek.

Dakota County pulls out of Minnesota River Board Sun Thisweek

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Pollution in the Minnesota River upstream from Dakota County is so appalling that the county is pulling out of the organization charged with cleaning it up. The action is meant to send a message to legislators that the Minnesota River Board is so dysfunctional it is unable to fulfill its mission to clean the river. Despite Dakota County Commissioner Tom Egan’s pleas to reconsider, commissioners voted 5-2 to leave the Minnesota River Board joint powers organization. Egan is the county’s current representative on the board and next year’s River Board chair. Most commissioners have served on the River Board and experienced the early-morning meetings – filled with finger-pointing, disagreements and controversy – which are held hundreds of miles from Dakota County in inconvenient cor-

ners of the state. Minnesota River Board members argue about the board’s governance structure, where resources are directed, fees each entity pays and who is to blame for the river’s high pollution levels. “Some say the problem is soil erosion caused by development,” said Egan. “Others say it’s the industrial development that is occurring in southwest Minnesota, others say it’s farming or best management practices. Nobody can agree on anything.” The river flows through 15,000 miles of southcentral Minnesota through 38 counties, but only 23 of them are dues-paying members of the joint powers agreement to oversee the river’s environmental health. Only a northwest portion of Dakota County is included in the basin, but based on the county’s population annual dues are $2,500.

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Kim Klayum submitted to a shearing last weekend both as a way to raise funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and to show support for her sister Deb Jordan, who suffers from multiple myeloma and recently lost her hair due to chemotherapy.

Conflict contributing to river pollution by Laura Adelmann


the 5K called themselves “Team Jordan.” Last week, Paideia students and staff collectively donated more than $1,300 – putting Team Jordan’s fundraising total at $6,500 – and true to her word Klayum submitted to the shears at a friend’s house over the weekend. Klayum said she intends to donate her hair to Locks of Love, the nonprofit that provides hairpieces to children suffering medical hair loss. Paideia students in Susan Sailors’ sixth-grade class brought in the most donations, and they had a class photo taken with the freshly depilated Klayum on Monday. More about the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, along with information about Team Jordan, can be found at Support.

Money was not the primary concern from commissioners who said they want meetings to result in action for cleaning the river. Instead, Egan said he leaves meetings frustrated because “nothing but conflict occurred.” The arguments are similar to ones that occurred a decade or so ago in Dakota County with the Vermillion River Watershed, said Dakota County Commissioner Joe Harris. After years of controversy stalling action, Dakota County took over governance of the Vermillion River Watershed and conflicts were resolved. A governance structure was established, a fee structure was set and river cleanup activities have been accomplished. Similar action is needed by the state to clean up the Minnesota River, Harris said. See river, 7A

Man jailed after bizarre assault on party bus at the bar or just happened to be in the parking lot when peo A 24-year-old ple were boarding the man was arrested party bus. outside Wild Bill’s When police arrived Sports Saloon in on the scene, YankowApple Valley afiak was observed runter he allegedly Paul ning away from the attacked a man Yankowiak parking lot toward a boarding a party Jr. nearby hotel, and he bus outside the bar, causing the victim’s face to allegedly fought with an officer attempting to arrest him. gush blood. Paul G. Yankowiak Jr. of The police report notes Faribault was charged with that Yankowiak threw a felony assault following the punch at the officer and tried incident that occurred just to smear blood from the after midnight Sept. 22 out- earlier assault on him. Anside the bar at 15020 Glazier other officer used a Taser on Yankowiak, who was subseAve. Police say the attack was quently handcuffed and arunprovoked. The victim – a rested. 30-year-old St. Louis Park No officers suffered any man – did nothing more than injuries during the arrest, say hello and ask Yankowiak police said. Yankowiak was booked what his name was. Yankowiak responded by into the Dakota County punching the victim in the Jail in Hastings, where he remained as of Wednesday face, according to police. The victim, who didn’t when this edition went to fight back, reported that press. His next court appearhe’d never met Yankowiak ance is scheduled for Oct. 23. before, and a police spokesman said the attack was “to- Andrew Miller can be reached tally random.” It’s unclear at if Yankowiak was a patron or by Andrew Miller Sun Thisweek


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Apple Valley man New clubhouse at Valleywood sentenced in steroids case An Apple Valley man was sentenced in U.S. District Court last week to five years of probation and 500 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids. Andrew J. Fiedler, 38, was indicted in May 2011 following an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. On Feb. 14, 2008, police orchestrated controlled purchases of anabolic steroids from Fiedler, who admitted distributing at least 9,760 units of the drugs during these transactions. Fiedler pleaded guilty in October 2011. Athletes, bodybuilders and others abuse anabolic steroids to improve athletic performance, muscle

The new clubhouse at Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley opened this fall after about a year of construction. The $3.2 million facility boasts a pro shop, bar and grill, downstairs cart storage area, and a main dining room with seating for about 150 people. The cityrun golf course’s old clubhouse, which was built in 1980 and had been showing structural defects in recent years, has been demolished. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new clubhouse was held Sept. 27.

strength and appearance. They are available as injectable preparations, tablets, capsules, gels and creams. Fiedler, whose sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz on Sept. 28, is one of four Minnesota men to be sentenced this year after being charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with conspiring to distribute anabolic steroids. In January, Jeffrey A. Warner, 47, received three years of probation; 39-yearold Matthew C. Markwood of Elk River was sentenced to two years of probation in March; and in September Aaron W. Meier, 34, of Lino Lakes, was sentenced to a total of 12 months in prison for one count of conspiracy to distribute steroids and one count of money laundering. —Andrew Miller

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Walk for homeless animals slated The Tour de Fur animal walk will be hosted as a Girl Scout Gold Award event on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Savage Community Park. Bring an item donation per person to enjoy the walk, participate in pet con-

tests, shop from pet-themed vendors, and support the cause of homeless animals. Appropriate donations include pet food, toys, collars, leashes, clean towels and blankets. Schedule: 10 a.m., regis-

tration; 10:30 a.m., walk begins; 11 a.m., visit vendors and eat; 11:30 a.m., lookalike, costume and mystery contests. Contact Meagen and Laura at tourdefur@gmail. com with questions.

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Education Briefs Candidate education forum The District 196 Special Education Advisory Council and Early Childhood Family Services Advisory Council and Foundation will cosponsor a candidate forum on education from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Black Hawk Middle School in Eagan (lower level multi-purpose room, park in back). The forum will feature the Democratic- and Republican-endorsed candidates for Minnesota Senate Districts 51 and 57, and House of Representatives Districts 51A, 51B, 57A and 57B. These legislative districts include large portions of Rosemount, Apple Valley and Eagan. The candidate forum will be videotaped for playback on District 196 TV, Channel 10 in Apple Valley, Rosemount and Lakeville, and Channel 19 in Burnsville and Eagan.

Fall plays Eastview High School will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Senior citizen preview is 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The box office will be open from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 8-10 and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11, and one hour before each perfor-

mance. Eagan High School will perform Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Senior citizen preview is 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Tickets will be on sale online at www.eagan., or call the box office at (651) 683-6964. Rosemount High School will present “Crimes of the Heart” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1213 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Senior citizen preview is 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Call (651) 423-7540 for information.

Teacher of the Year nominations Nominations for the 2013 Teacher of Year are open through Nov. 15. Nominations can be submitted online at Anyone may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are also accepted. For more information or to receive a nomination form, call (651) 292-4822.

Art donations The Eastview Community Foundation is seeking donated art to be sold at its fifth annual Art Madness. Photography, paintings, mixed media, original and limited edition prints, jewelry, weaving and sculpture

will be accepted. Dining, theatre and sports contributions also are needed. The Eastview Community Foundation provides financial support to students, teachers and schools in the Eastview community through scholarships and grants. This year’s event goal is $20,000. To donate art, volunteer or for more information, contact Laurie Gilles at laurie. or (952) 322-4828 or Molly Wellik at Art Madness will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at The Barn at Spirit of Brandtjen Farms located at 16965 Brandtjen Farm Drive in Lakeville. Tickets may be purchased in advance at for $35 or at the door for $40. All tickets purchased before Oct. 10 will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate for Zest Restaurant in Eagan.

AVHS student named to jazz ensemble Apple Valley High School trombonist Jack Courtwright has been selected to the 2012-13 Dakota Combo, a high school jazz ensemble that is a program of the MacPhail Center for Music and the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education.


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Amendment 1 Recognition of marriage solely between one man and one woman

Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?

Passage of marriage amendment Amendment aims at protecting would suppress freedom the institution of marriage Richard Carlbom, campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, looks at his parents and sees their marriage as a testimony to love, commitment and responsibilty. Their marriage, he says, is also a sign that the married couple will be in each other’s lives forever. Carlbom, a gay man originally from North Branch, wonders why Minnesota is keeping him and his partner from having the same sense of security that his parents have. The Editorial Board of ECM Publishers Inc. joins Carlbom, Minnesotans United for All Families and more than 500 organizations in opposing the proposed marriage amendment, which seeks to define marriage in our state constitution as a union between a man and a woman and would limit the freedom of same-sex couples to marry. The key word here is freedom. America was not founded on the principle of oppression. America was founded on the principle of freedom. Passing the amendment would place limits in our constitution on the freedom of same-sex citizens. It would erect a barrier to continuing the discussion of same-sex marriage, for today’s voters and for future generations of Minnesotans who might want to reopen the debate. Voters would, in fact, be making choices for those future generations. Voters would be telling many of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that marriage won’t be an option for them. That’s not freedom, that’s oppression, and we are concerned what message that sends the world about our state. What kind of Minnesota do we want to present to the world? The implications of that message may reach farther than we realize. We believe the marriage amendment, if passed, would limit the ability to recruit and retain top talent. Minnesota companies such as General Mills and St. Jude Medical have spoken out against the amendment, saying it would hurt their ability to recruit and hire a diverse group of employees. We are also concerned about making rash decisions. Americans once limited

ECM Editorial the voting rights of women and AfricanAmericans. Times change. Moral climates change. Just like our views changed on the voting rights of women and African-Americans, some day the majority of Minnesotans might find it acceptable that same-sex couples marry. Perhaps they already do. Why stifle the conversation with an illconsidered constitutional amendment that serves only one point of view? The group Minnesota for Marriage supports the amendement and believes that same-sex marriage deprives a child of an opportunity for the best environment to grow up in. Children do best when they are raised by a mother and a father, the group states. While we found this a compelling point, we believe children will thrive in environments in which they are loved by two parents, regardless of the gender make-up of those parents. We think it’s important that people love whom they wish to love, and have an opportunity to marry whom they wish to marry. It’s a simple case of treating people with the same kind of respect with which you would want to be treated. But at the end of the day, this isn’t a debate solely about marriage. It’s a debate about law and governance, and we think it’s wrong that the question is on the ballot at all. There is already a law on Minnesota’s books defining marriage as an act between a man and a woman. That means that today, without any amendment being approved or disapproved, Minnesota does not legally recognize or sanction same-sex marriages. That will not change regardless of how Minnesotans vote on the marriage amendment. If the amendment fails, same-sex couples will still not be allowed to legally marry in Minnesota. For these reasons we oppose the marriage amendment. This is a product of the ECM Editorial Board. Sun Thisweek Newspapers is part of ECM Publishers Inc.

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Letters If gays marry, what’s next? To the editor: In pagan societies people married sisters, brothers, cousins – anybody who could breathe and some who could not. Enter the JudeoChristian era and the Bible, which still authorized multiple marriages but limited marriage to one man and one woman, with inbreeding between those relatives, even first cousins, prohibited. Pockets of resistance are still found but are illegal. The Rev. David Cobb’s explanation of marriage (“All couples deserve marriage,” Sept. 28 Sun Thisweek) reminds me of a huckster rather than a theologian. To Mike Johnson (“Obermueller will work with others,” Sept. 28 Sun Thisweek), who is peddling the same old Democratic line of dirty water, foul air, etc., Presi-

dent Obama controlled all of the government for two years and got nothing done except to pile up debt faster than all the presidents combined. When you come up with your federal income tax money which for your family is $51,000 – and $10,000 a year to school your children, let me know. FRANKLIN WICKER Lakeville

Pat Hall’s bad decisions

To the editor: Is this Pat Hall that is running for state senator in District 57 the same person who was our minister at St. John’s Lutheran in Rosemount in the 1990s? If so, he made some bad decisions, mortgaged the church for $1 million and then disappeared and left the congregation with the responsibility. Republicans, you can

The debate over the definition of marriage has unfolded across America for several years and is the subject of the proposed amendment on the November ballot to preserve marriage in Minnesota. But what is the debate really about, how does it affect society, what’s at stake – and who should decide? What’s at stake are two competing definitions of marriage. One definition – advocated by gay marriage activists – defines marriage as the union of any two people regardless of gender. The other definition, contained in the amendment and reflective of the collective understanding of virtually every nation throughout recorded history, is that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Why has virtually every society defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman? The answer can be summarized in one word: children. Protecting the interests of children is the primary reason that government regulates and licenses marriage. Marriage is the most pro-child institution we have – and the only institution that connects children with their parents. Marriage between a man and a woman protects and promotes the well-being of children by allowing the child to benefit from being loved and raised by both her father and mother. Marriage says to society: For every child born, there is a recognized mother and father, accountable to the child and each other. One of the objections against the marriage amendment is that it’s unnecessary because same-sex marriage is already illegal in Minnesota. This is a short-sighted argument that ignores the fact that marriage is currently under assault in our state Legislature and our courts. In the 2009-10 legislative session, five bills were presented to redefine marriage. A prominent legislative leader, state Sen. John Marty, publicly promised to redefine marriage at the earliest opportunity and introduced legislation last session to do just that. Even more troubling is a lawsuit pending in Hennepin County. Same-sex couples are demanding that the county registrar issue marriage licenses to them and that Minnesota judges invalidate our marriage laws – putting marriage on trial in Minnesota. This is exactly the type of lawsuit that led to the imposition of same-sex marriage in Iowa, California, and Massachusetts. The answer to these threats is the Marriage Protection Amendment. The amendment secures our traditional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman into our state constitution where it

Editorial Response is safe from meddling by activist judges and politicians. If this pending lawsuit or legislation succeed in redefining marriage in Minnesota there will be profound consequences for religious organizations, individuals, and small businesses. Those who don’t agree with this new definition of marriage as a genderless institution existing for the benefit of adults – not children – will be treated under the law like racists and bigots, and will be punished for their beliefs. This is already occurring. Religious groups who have refused to make their facilities available for same-sex couples have lost their state tax exemption. Religious groups like Catholic Charities in Boston and Washington, D.C., had to choose between fulfilling their social mission based on their religious beliefs or acquiescing to this new definition of marriage. They were forced to close their charitable adoption agencies. Whenever schools educate children about marriage they will have no choice but to teach this genderless institution. In Massachusetts, kids as young as second grade were taught about gay marriage in class. The courts ruled that parents had no right to prior notice, or to opt their children out of such instruction. More importantly, shifting the focus of our marriage laws away from their interests in children and onto the desires of the adults involved in a same-sex relationship, will result in profound long-term consequences. Such a paradigm shift says to children that mothers and fathers don’t matter – any two parents will do. What the election really comes down to is this: Who should decide the definition of marriage in Minnesota? We believe it should be you – the voters. Our opponents think that judges and politicians know better than voters and they should be free to redefine marriage when it suits them. Our opponents are fond of saying that they are engaging in a conversation with voters about the proper definition of marriage in Minnesota. But the only way to ensure that voters always have control of that conversation – indeed, of ensuring that voters are even included in the conversation – is to pass the marriage protection amendment. Vote “Yes” on the Marriage Protection Amendment on Nov. 6. Chuck Darrell is director of communications for Minnesota for Marriage.

make better choices. MYRON NAPPER Rosemount

No one better than Wilfahrt To the editor: Commitment. Common sense. Brain power. Passion. Compassion. House District 57B candidate Jeff Wilfahrt has these qualities and he’s seeking to serve the people of Rosemount and Apple Valley in the Minnesota House. I’ve known him and his family for over 25 years. In second grade at Rosemount Elementary in 1984, my son Dan became friends with Jeff and Lori’s son Andrew, who last year was killed serving our country in Afghanistan. Jeff has spent his working career at 3M, and he is deeply thoughtful and a very

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Valley to be one of the finest cities in America. Join me in voting for Tom Goodwin for City Council on Nov. 6.

Margaret M. Gohman Rosemount

Romney is the right man

Supports Goodwin To the editor: As the parks and recreation director for the city of Apple Valley from 1986 through July of 2012, I had an opportunity to work closely with City Council Member Tom Goodwin. Goodwin is a leader with clear vision for our beautiful city. His longstanding support of the youth of our community is second to none. Goodwin’s passion for developing a premier park system to serve our residents has paid off, raising Apple


duce discretionary spending and consolidate agencies, not Obama, who doubled our debt and added more government employees.(That’s taxpayer-paid employees.) I would like a president who is a champion for small business and will reform health care and taxes, not a president who says “you didn’t build that.” I would like a president who will curtail the unfair trade practices of countries like China and open new markets. Mitt Romney as president will give us the hope and change we all expected from the now-failed Obama policies. Remember, Obama said if he couldn’t turn the economy around by his first term, he should be a one-term president. Let’s hold him to that.

To the editor: It is extremely important we elect the right man for president this November. I would like to see a president who wants to make us energy independent by increasing our energy resources (and approving Keystone), not Barack Obama, who has made gas prices higher and uses our tax money to subsidize Brazil’s oil drilling. I would like a president who has the skills to succeed and will focus on such things as job training programs, not the president we have, who NANCY THOMPSON has plenty of charm with Burnsville golf and basketball skills. I would like a president See letters, 19A who will cut the deficit, re-

One Book effort reaches ‘the end’

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Newbery Award-winning author to speak at Steeple Center memory boxes; winners of the writing contest will be an The final event of nounced Oct. 9. the One Book, One “Moon Over ManRosemount commuifest” also spawned nity reading effort discussions about will be from 6:30 to family, hope, home, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. Clare the financial strug9, at the Steeple Cen- Vanderpool gles of people who ter. During the night, Clare lived through the Great DeVanderpool will give in- pression, the Orphan Train sights into the writing of and much more. her book, “Moon Over “It is a lot of work to put Manifest,” including her re- it all together,” said Jamie search, family stories, and Jurgensen, Robert Trail Lithe creative writing process. brary manager who helped Vanderpool, who is lead the effort. “This was from Wichita, Kan., won only made possible by very the Newbery Award for committed librarians, the the book that Rosemount mayor was very involved, residents were afforded the school principals, church chance to read in September leaders. Everyone thinks and participate in a wide it is really important to do range of events, including this.” discussions, workshops, ac- The concept is that having people reading one tivities, arts and games. Her historical fiction book and talking about it work centered on a 1930s will bring the community summer in the life of together in small and pro12-year-old Abilene Tucker, found ways. who is sent by her father to live in the town he grew up in while he worked a railroad job in Iowa. The book inspired people to write essays about what they would put in their by Tad Johnson Sun Thisweek

It’s an effort that was launched by the Rosemount Community Leaders Group, which is composed of civic, church and school leaders, in response to the 2008 stabbing death of 17-year-old Cody Casey, believed to be the city’s first homicide. Vanderpool said she was humbled to have her book be the central part of Rosemount’s way to bring people together. “It is a huge honor and I am very much looking forward to the event in Rosemount,” Vanderpool wrote in an email. “I think community wide book events are a great thing for adults and kids and the fact that Rosemount picked a book that can appeal to both is wonderful.” One Book, One Rosemount was funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and sponsors

including SKB Environmental, which purchased the hundreds of books that were available for checking out. In addition to the Dakota County Library System and Friends of the Robert Trail Library, other contributors were the Lions Club, Minnesota Energy, the Rosemount Area Arts Council, Rosemount Historical Society and the city of Rosemount. The Steeple Center is at 14375 S. Robert Trail. An interview story with Vanderpool ran in the Aug. 31 Sun Thisweek and is posted online at More about Vanderpool is at www.clarevanderpool. com.

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������������� ���������� Mark J. Bluemke Age 26 of Waconia passed away Tuesday September 25, 2012 in New Germany. Memorial Service held Saturday September 29, 2012 - 10:30 am Westwood Community Church (3121 Westwood Drive), Excelsior with Rev. Dave Trautmann officiating; a gathering of family and friends Friday 5-8 pm Johnson Funeral Home (141 First St. East), Waconia and at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Mark was born on May 12, 1986 in Waconia, MN the son Joseph F. and Nancy L. (Zellmann) Bluemke. Mark was a godly man. Church was a big part of his life. Mark loved his cars, motorcycles, music, hunting, fishing, golfing and especially his friends. He was always there for them. Mark enjoyed watching the Minnesota Viking and going to school. He had a very witty and intellectual side to him. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Earl and Esther Zellmann, Harvey and Laura Petzel; uncle Kenneth Bluemke. Mark is survived by his loving family; mother Nancy Zellmann of Chaska; father Joseph Bluemke of Burnsville; sisters Jennifer (John) Taft of Golden Valley, Tricia (Neil) Furman of Waconia; nieces Bryn Taft, Makena Furman; aunts and uncle Joan and Dave Schroeder of Watertown, Agnes Bluemke of Waconia; other relatives and many friends. Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

Theresa Rogalla Stunkel Beisel Age 49, of Prior Lake passed on September 29th, 2012 from AML Leukemia. She was a Lakeville 1st grade teacher at Oak Hills Elementary. She was a local watercolor artist and enjoyed painting everything from barns to her children. She was happily married to her soul mate, Dave Beissel, for 8 short years. They enjoyed traveling all over together. She was survived by Dave; her three children, Victoria Stunkel, Kailey Otting, and Tyler Stunkel; sister Tracy Anderson, and brother Tom Rogalla; and her parents Bob and Dorothy Rogalla. She passed peacefully surrounded by family in her home. We would like to invite her students, family, and friends to services at Hosanna! Lutheran Church in Lakeville on Saturday October 6th, 2012. Visitation is at 10AM, funeral at 11AM. A luncheon, provided by the family, will follow.

June E. Larson Age 80 of Lakeville, formerly of Bloomington passed away on September 29, 2012. Loving wife, mother, and friend. Preceded in death by twin sister Jean Sackette. Survived by husband Kenneth; children, Kathy (Bruce) Koehler and Kevin (Shari) Larson; grandchildren Katie and Michael and great grandson Michael. Memorial Service 2PM Saturday, October 6, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Avenue Lakeville, MN. Gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to service. White Funeral Home Lakeville 952-469-2723

Lester W. Carlson Went home to be with his Lord on September 23, 2012 at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers- Don, Art & Cliff and 2 wives - Evelyn & Marion. Les proudly served in the army's 99th Infantry Battalion-Separate during WW2. Les is survived by his best friend & loving wife of almost 13 years CarolAnn, daughter Mary and many relatives and friends.

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Dakoda ‘Cody’ Louis-Dupay (August 23, 1994 - September 21, 2012) Louis-Dupay, Dakoda J. “Cody” age 18 of Farmington passed into the hands of God on 9/21/12. Survived by parents Rebecca and Andrew; siblings Andrew and Lillyanne; girlfriend Ally Williams; father Nick Dupay. Also by loving grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends. Cody was a 2012 graduate of Farmington High School, an accomplished varsity wrestler, assistant coach at Northfield Gymnastics Club and was set to ship out on September 23rd as a proud enlistee into the US Marine Corps. The lives you touched will never be the same. Be at peace Dakoda. Funeral Service Thursday 11AM at Hosanna! Lutheran Church 9600 163rd St. Lakeville with luncheon following service. Visitation Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 4-8pm at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St. and also one hour prior to service at church. In lieu of flowers or gifts, Dakoda's family would also encourage memorial donations be given online at White Funeral Home Farmington 651-463-7374

David Harold Stoa Passed from this world September 26, 2012 at his home in Lakeville, MN after a long battle with cancer and heart failure. Born May 9, 1946 to Harold and Arline (Hove) Stoa in Albert Lea, MN. He graduated from Albert Lea Senior High in 1964. Served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Resided in the Lincoln, NE area after service in the Navy. Spent his last years in Lakeville, MN. Survived by 3 children, Julie, Kris, Jason; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Harlan, Steven and Larry; 3 sisters, Gayle, Janet and Martha. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Preceded in death by parents. Graveside services at Ft Snelling Friday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Age 89 of Lakeville, passed away September 22, 2012. Born January 9, 1923 to Samuel and Elise Barnes in Lebanon Township; attended District 17 country school and Rosemount high school. Worked at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Continental Machines in Savage. Enjoyed and valued time spent with family, friends and neighbors, travelling and walking when she was able, birdwatching, flower gardening, baking and needlework. Preceded in death by parents, sisters, Dorothea (Cederblade), Verna (Luckman), Eva, Nettie and brothers Frank, Karl, William, Emil, Edwin, and Bob. Survived by sister Elizabeth (Phillips), brother Raymond Barnes, many nieces, nephews, great -nieces, great-nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held October 7th, 1-4p.m. at Highview Hills Senior Living in Lakeville. Interment Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley, MN.

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river, from 1A Commissioners Paul Krause, Nancy Schouweiler, Will Branning and Kathleen Gaylord agreed. Commissioner Liz Workman agreed with Egan, who argued against pulling out, because the River Board is going to hire a neutral facilitator to bring the parties together and devise a new governance structure and establish financing parameters. Workman voted to stay in the organization because she feared further destruction speech, from 1A from Egypt, who taught Helmy to value old items. Apple Valley High School is home to a number of national speech champions, but few have earned the title twice, said Pam Wycoff, director of speech and debate at AVHS. Helmy said he was surprised to take first place again in the national competition since he had struggled at previous tournaments. During his freshman year at AVHS, Helmy tried his hand at a number of co-curricular activities but became hooked on speech. Over the years Helmy

of the river without Dakota County’s involvement. Harris said he was “absolutely appalled” to see the Minnesota River’s polluted condition between Mankato and LeSueur during a recent trip. Gaylord said the Minnesota River is polluting the Mississippi River as well, calling it “crucial” to get the river cleaned up. “It’s important to do it,” Gaylord said. “This organization isn’t getting it done.” Other entities have also pulled out, and it is expected

under its current structure that the River Board will run out of funding for staffing and expenditures within its next fiscal year. “It’s probably time to get out,” Krause said. “Make it fail, and maybe the state will get on board and do something to make those counties out there abide by the rules and the laws and not pollute that river,” Schouweiler agreed. “There’s a great saying,” she said. “When the horse is dead, dismount.”

dabbled in several categories but always found himself coming back to original oratory. “It gives me a platform to say a lot of things that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to say,” he said. Though he has twice earned first place at the national tournament, Helmy has not yet taken first at the state level. He took second his sophomore year and said he hopes to achieve first this year. The national and state competitions are unrelated to one another. Students qualify for the national competition by placing first, second or third in their category

in the national qualifier tournament. Helmy is a member of the AVHS National Honor Society and the school choir, and has previous participated in theater, debate and various sports. As he begins his final year at AVHS, Helmy is considering several colleges, though he hasn’t decided on a major to pursue. Stanford and Yale are at the top of his list, but he also plans to apply to the University of Minnesota and other public schools. Jessica Harper is at jessica. or

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News Briefs Marriage amendment to be discussed

obtained at the office of the be sold at the door. Dinner Apple Valley city clerk, 7100 includes pasta, bread, salad, 147th St. W., Apple Valley, and a beverage. online at www.cityofapplev Rosemount United Meth-, or by calling (952) Parks and rec odist Church will sponsor “A 953-2506. programs Respectful Conversation on the Marriage Amendment” Donate bikes for Register for the following Rosemount Parks and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Recreation program online Oct. 7. Pre-registration is re- Kids ’n Kinship quired at www.mnchurches. Apple Valley resident at, org or by phone at (651) 423- Rick Anderson is seeking at the parks and recreation 2475 or (612) 230-3344. The donations of all makes and office, or call (651) 322-6000 church is at 14770 Canada models of bicycles to help for more information. Ave. Kids ’n Kinship, a local • Halloween Costume Exchange: Drop off “gently mentoring program. Anderson tunes up the used” costumes by Friday, Vacancy on gently used bikes and resells Oct. 5, and receive a cosTraffic Safety them with all profits going tume exchange voucher. Redeem voucher for a different back to the organization. Committee “used” costume on Monday, Anderson has raised more A vacancy currently ex- than $22,000 in his first four Oct. 8, or Wednesday, Oct. ists on the city of Apple Val- sales. He refurbished, sold, 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at ley’s Traffic Safety Advisory and donated 155 bikes last the Rosemount Community Committee for a three-year year and is looking for more Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail term expiring March 1, 2015. for his next sale which will be (room 204). The committee inves- held in the spring of 2013. • Friday Night Live, for tigates issues relating to Contact Anderson at youths in grades six to eight, pedestrian and vehicular (952) 322-4729 or ricka@ 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. traffic. Meetings are the sec- to donate a Halloween party at the Roseond Wednesday in January, bike. mount Community Center March, May, July, Septemwith music, dancing and ber and November, begingames. Concessions will be ning at 7 p.m., at the Munici- Dance team available for a nominal fee. pal Center. Come dressed in a costume – hosts dinner The City Council will fill prizes will be awarded. Cost this vacancy by appoint- The AVHS fall dance is $2 or free with donation ment. Persons interested in team will host a spaghetti of two non-perishable food submitting their names for dinner and bake sale fund- items. consideration must file an raiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Sun- • Halloween Trail, for application with the city day, Oct. 7, at the Apple Val- preschool through middleclerk by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30. ley American Legion. school aged youths, 6-8 p.m. Application forms can be Tickets are $6 and will Saturday, Oct. 27. The trail

will begin at the Park and Ride parking lot on Highway 3, wind its way through Central Park and exit on 145th Street. Volunteers will pass out candy; donations will be accepted at the trail entrance. Participants should wear a Halloween costume and dress for the weather. • Radical Racers, grades two through six, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, room 204, Rosemount Community Center. Build a Radical Racer while investigating force, motion, transfer of energy and more. Then compete to find out which cars are the fastest and discover which design makes a better racer. Cost is $19. • Fun with Duct Tape and Clay, ages 5 to 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, room 204, Rosemount Community Center. Create “angry ducts” using duct tape and make a duct tape bag and luggage tags. Make a plaque, holiday ornaments, and sculpt a bear out of clay. Bring a bag lunch, beverage and snack. Cost is $63.

lowing programs. Call (651) 480-1200 for more information. • Clare Vanderpool, author of “Moon Over Manifest,” Rosemount’s One Book, One City selection, will speak at the Steeple Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. • Family Story Times, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 11, 18 and 25. Stories, music, activities and play time appropriate to all ages. • Family Caregiving seminar, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Presented by Senior Linkage. • Online Job Search, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Presented by WorkForce. Registration required. • Learn to Knit, ages 8 to 12, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Knit a woolly bookmark. Registration required. • Baby Story Time, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Stories, bounces, songs and playtime for children newborn to 24 months. • Starship Artemis, teens, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Join the crew of the Starship Robert Trail Artemis, a networked game where players take the roles Library of starship bridge officers. programs Registration required. Robert Trail Library, • Know Your Money: In14395 S. Robert Trail, Rose- vesting for the Future, teens, mount, has planned the fol- 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday,

Oct. 25. Learn how smart money decisions can impact your life, why investing in your education, skills and experience pays off big, and how the power of compound interest can turn $1,000 into $1 million. • Stage Combat with Steppingstone Theatre, teens, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Learn how to fake a fight without anyone getting hurt. Registration required. • Author Allison McGhee, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. Join McGhee in a discussion about her book, “Shadow Baby,” in the library meeting room.

YMCA 5K Trail Run on Oct. 13 The Minnesota Valley YMCA in Burnsville will host its inaugural 5K Adventure Trail Run/Hike on Saturday, Oct. 13, as a fundraising event for its programs and services. The event will take place at Murphy Hanrehan Park, 15501 Murphy Lake Road, Savage. The course will be a 5K route through the hiking trails at the park starting at the hiking and biking trailhead. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the races will begin at 9 a.m. RunSee briefs, 11A


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Dakota County library card: Ticket to free magazine downloads by Laura Adelmann Sun Thisweek

Dakota County library card holders can download magazines onto any webconnected device for free and never worry about returning it. “We’re the first (library) system in the state to have it,” said Farmington Library Manager Mary Scheide in reference to Zinio, a service that allows library card holders to browse about 150 magazines available free for download through the Dakota County library system. Sheide had downloaded National Geographic and was browsing through stunning photographs on an iPad. “Look at the quality,” she said. “You see it exactly as it appears in print.” To use the service, users create a library account to select magazines and a account to view them with their current Dakota County or South St.

Paul library card. Once downloaded, users can keep the magazine stored on their device and never incur a late fee. “You can download it to your device, get offline and read it later, depending on the device you have,” Scheide said. Multiple people can download magazines at once, so, unlike e-books through the library system, users do not have to wait for a copy to be returned to download and read it. Titles include Consumer Reports, Country Living, Newsweek, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, Good Housekeeping, Family Handyman, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart and Weight Watchers. For more information or to set up an account, go to Dakota County’s website,

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Farmington Library Manager Mary Scheide reviews a list of magazines she downloaded for free onto an iPad using a new service available to Dakota County library card holders. Laura Adelmann is at laura. or

briefs, from 9A ners, hikers, and walkers will have separate starting times. A family registration fee is available. Registration is online at http://ymca5k.zapevent. com/ or in person at the YMCA in Burnsville at 13850 Portland Ave. For more information, call (952) 898-9622.

Senior Day at IMAX Senior Citizen Day is Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo, 12000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley. Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. The film, “Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West,” will begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $6.50. For questions or group reservations, call (952) 9979714 or email cpurfeerst@

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, Oct. 8 – Bridge, 9 a.m., Do Drop Inn; 500, 1 p.m., DDI. Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Coffee, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rosemount Cub; Bid Euchre, 9 a.m., DDI; Driver Refresher Class, 9 a.m., pre-registration required; IMAX, 10 a.m., “Lewis and Clark.” Wednesday, Oct. 10 – Water Color Painting, 9 a.m., DDI; Velvet Tones, 10 a.m., Apple Valley Senior Center; Mexican Train Dominoes, 1 p.m., DDI. Thursday, Oct. 11 – Breakfast Out, 9 a.m., Suzie’s Kitchen in Rosemount; Cribbage, 1 p.m., DDI. Friday, Oct. 12 – Euchre, 9 a.m., DDI; Bowling, 1 p.m., Apple Place in Apple Valley. • “Christmas on the Ranch” at the Plymouth Playhouse, Wednesday, Nov. 14. Holiday buffet lunch of roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, Jello, bread and dessert provided in addition to the performance. Cost:

$50, includes transportation, lunch and performance. The bus will leave the RCC at 10:15 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Registration deadline: Oct. 22. 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.

Bowlathon supports local mentoring Businesses and community groups are invited to sponsor the Kids ’n Kinship 13th annual Bowlathon to be held Sunday, Nov. 4, at Cedarvale Lanes in Eagan. Donations are tax-deductible and support Kids ’n Kinship matching volunteer mentors with children in need of support. The bowlathon, a family event, is supported by Cedarvale Lanes and AAA Minnesota/Iowa. For more information, contact Kids ’n Kinship at (651) 686-0990, rykinship@ or visit

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Thisweekend Local author is back from the jungle Craig MacIntosh’s new novel draws on his experiences with the MIA Hunters in Papua New Guinea by Andrew Miller Sun Thisweek

Not many novelists consider malaria to be an occupational hazard. And probably not too many novelists had quite the adventure Craig MacIntosh had while doing research for a book. The Rosemount author’s new novel, “The Last Lightning,” centers on a plane that went down in Papua New Guinea during World War II, carrying cargo worth millions. MacIntosh gathered background material for the book on his May 2010 trip to the jungles of Papua New Guinea with the MIA Hunters, a nonprofit which seeks to locate crash sites of World War II airmen missing in action. A total of about 90 crash sites were located on that MIA Hunters trip. Participants wrote down serial numbers on the planes they found, got the GPS coordinates of the crash sites and ultimately forwarded that information to the U.S. Department of Defense. The idea is to help bring closure to missing soldiers’ families. It was no Sunday picnic. On his forays into the jungle MacIntosh dealt with torrential rains, snakes, scorpions and mosquitoes. He even got malaria in the process.

“Oh boy – dumb mistake on my part,” MacIntosh said of contracting the mosquito-borne disease. “I made the mistake of sharing my malaria medicine with some of the villagers – they’ve all got malaria. I never should have done that.” Symptoms began surfacing a few months after he returned home – chills, fevers, the whole business – and he was hospitalized for four days. “It kind of put a kibosh on my writing for a while because I was really sick,” he said. “I’m done with my regimen of pills now and I’m malaria-free. I’m feeling good. It’s not contagious.” “The Last Lightning” is MacIntosh’s second novel. A cartoonist by profession whose day job has him illustrating the syndicated comic strip “Sally Forth,” he made his fiction debut in 2009 with “The Fortunate Orphans.” Both his novels use incidents from World War II as their starting points. “I was in the service, and my father was in World War II,” he said. “I just love military biographies and military history. And I love fiction, so writing about World War II was a good fit.” A launch party for “The Last Lightning” is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Apple Valley American Legion.

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The event will include a reading from the book by World War II re-enactor Mike Vogt, along with MacIntosh giving a slideshow presentation of his Papua New Guinea adventures. MacIntosh also will be speaking at the Rosemount American Legion on Nov. 11 as part of Veterans Day events there, and he’s the featured speaker in the ongoing “Meet the Author” series at Rosemount’s Robert Trail Library on Dec. 4. More about MacIntosh and “The Last Lightning” is at TheLastLightning. com. Andrew Miller can be reached at andrew.miller@ecm-inc. com or Photo submitted

Both of Craig MacIntosh’s novels use incidents from World War II as their starting points. “I was in the service, and my father was in World War II,” he said. “I just love military biographies and military history. And I love fiction, so writing about World War II was a good fit.”

‘Speed-The-Plow’ in Burnsville Chameleon Theatre Circle will present David Mamet’s “Speed-ThePlow” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, and 20, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. Audio description will be performed on Oct. 14, and ASL interpretation will be performed on Oct.

Zoo’s acoustic concert series debuts

19. A discussion with the cast and crew will follow the performance on Oct. 15. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students, seniors, AD and ASL patrons, and groups of eight or more. Tickets are available at the box office and through Ticketmaster online or (800) 982-2787.

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Twin Cities musician Chris Koza was the first act to perform in the Minnesota Zoo’s new indoor acoustic concert series – Live On Stage – which debuted Sept. 27 in the zoo’s new indoor theatre, the Target Learning Center. The Live On Stage acoustic concert series celebrates Minnesota musicians and offers a unique venue, experience and new date night location. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. The lineup includes Lucy Michelle (Oct. 4), The Atlantis Quartet (Oct. 18), Alison Scott (Oct. 25) and Jeremy Messersmith (Nov. 7). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at

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Sun Thisweek - Apple Valley - Rosemount October 5, 2012


family calendar To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: darcy. Saturday, Oct. 6 Eastview Lightning Dance Clinic for ages 4 to 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eastview High School. Registration: 10:15 a.m. Cost: $39 at the door. Information: Community Wellness Day, noon to 3 p.m. at the Eagan Civic Arena, 3870 Pilot Knob Road. This all-ages event provides information on health, safety, environmental, and financial awareness. Features door prizes and family entertainment. Free. Information: Dr. Barb Kaiser at (651) 757-5096. Sunday, Oct. 7 Organic Valley’s “Generation Organic” Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville. Meet young organic farmers, sample grilled cheese sandwiches and milk. Children’s activities, too. Free. Spaghetti dinner and bake sale by the Apple Valley High School fall dance team from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Apple Valley American Legion. Tickets are $6 at the door. Dinner includes pasta, bread, salad, and a beverage. Monday, Oct. 8 Lakeville Area Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., Main Street Manor, 8725 209th St., Lakeville. Barbara Sautner will speak about bearded irises. Information: Lori at (612) 9684953. Thursday, Oct. 11

How to Get Into College, Pay for It – Without Unmanageable Debt, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. Cost: $19 per person or $29 per pair. Registration required. Contact: ISD 191 Community Education, (952) 707-4150. Legislative listening session with state Rep. Diane Anderson of House District 51A (Eagan and Burnsville) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 201 of Rasmussen College, 3500 Federal Drive, Eagan. Discuss issues about the cost of attending college, how you are paying for college, ways to make college more accessible, and your outlook on the job market in Minnesota. Refreshments served. The John Witherspoon Chapter NSDAR will meet at 7 p.m. at Riverside Reformed Church, Bloomington. The program will be about quilts. Information: Fran at (952) 884-5977 or

Includes refreshments, family activities, and a Health Expo. Information: https://district196. youth-fall-2012/run-with-me-1mile-and-5k-family-run-walk. Single Moms Oil Change, 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at Spirit of Joy Christian Church, 7570 210th St. W., Lakeville. Free. Eagan Fire Prevention open house, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fire Safety Center, 1101 Station Trail (Yankee Doodle and Wescott Woodlands roads). Live demonstrations. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages available for purchase. Information: (651) 675-5900, www.cityofeagan. com. Sons of Norway South of the River open house at 7 p.m. at the Lakeville Heritage Center. Information: Polly at (612) 4191789 or Sunday, Oct. 14 Free practice ACT test, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan Learning, 170 Cobblestone Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calculator. Reservations: (952) 4356603. To receive test results, parents must be present at a follow-up appointment.

Friday, Oct. 12 Document Shredding Event, 10 a.m. to noon, Burnsville Senior Center, 296 W. Burnsville Parkway. Free. Information: Home Instead Senior Blood drives Care, (952) 882-9300. The American Red Cross Tuesday, Oct. 16 will hold the following blood Travel Series: Sweden, 7 Saturday, Oct. 13 Ebenezer Ridges 5K Fun Run/Walk, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville. 8:30 a.m. check-in, 9:30 a.m. race. Information: (952) 898-8400. Run with Me 1 Mile and 5K Family Run/Walk, 9 a.m. to noon, Shannon Park Elementary School. Cost: $30 per family, $15 for additional team member.

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theater and arts calendar To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy. Books Minneapolis author Monique Hammond will sign copies of her book, “What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Apple Valley Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail. Hammond will speak about important hearing loss topics, answer questions and provide prevention tips and resources on coping with hearing loss. Comedy Mike Bobbitt with special guest Jeff Scheen at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, at MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 E. First Ave., Shakopee (lower level of Dangerfield’s), (612) 860-9388, www.minnehahacomedyclub. com. Tickets: $13. Chad Daniels at 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13, and 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Laugh Lines Comedy, GrandStay Hotel, 7083 153rd St. W., Apple Valley. Tickets are $12 (Thursday/Sunday) and $15 (Friday/ Saturday). Tickets are available online at or by calling (651) 528-8454. Concerts/music New Life Band from Tanzania will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13801 Fairview Drive, Burnsville. Information: Susan at sjambor@ or (952) 898-9404. Colleen Raye will perform her musical tribute to Patsy Cline at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets are $19 and can be purchased at the box office, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or The Atlantis Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Part of the Minnesota Zoo’s Acoustic Concert Series in the Target Learning Center. Tickets: $25. Information: events/Events_LiveOnStage. asp. Exhibits/art shows Harvest of Art Community Art Exhibit runs through Nov. 2 at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S., and other Eagan locations. Information: (651) 675-5521 or The Savage Arts Council will present the third annual Scott County Art Crawl from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Information: Seasonal events Minnesota Zoo’s Scarecrow Alley, Oct. 6-31, Apple Valley. Information: Frightmares at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 1721, 25-28. Information: More Grave Truths Cemetery Walk: Ghosts & Gossip, 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings. Cost: $7. Reservations: (651) 437-7055. Information: Harvest Moon Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19-20 at Dakota City, Dakota County fairgrounds, Farmington. Information: ValleySCARE Halloween Haunt, Oct. 6-31, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays, noon to midnight Saturdays, Shakopee. Information: Planet Spooky at Valleyfair, daytime hours Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, Shakopee. Information: Theater Farmington community edu-

drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. • Oct. 5, noon to 6 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9600 163rd St. W., Lakeville. • Oct. 9, 1 to 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave., Rosemount. • Oct. 9, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Church, 17671 Glacier Way, Lakeville. • Oct. 11, 1 to 6 p.m., Mt. Olivet Assembly of God Church, 14201 Cedar Ave. S., Apple Valley. • Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 E. County Road 42, Burnsville. • Oct. 12, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. • Oct. 13, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Memorial Blood Centers will hold the following blood drive. For more information, call 888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-4483253) or visit • Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Ave., Lakeville.

cation students, under the direction of The Play’s The Thing Productions, will perform “The Hobbit” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Boeckman Middle School auditorium, 800 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6/adults, $5/children. Workshops/classes Sampler Saturday, oil painting, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Eagan Art House. Cost: $20. Registration required: or (651) 6755521. Holiday Cards in Watercolor, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 9, at the Eagan Art House. Cost: $45. Registration required: or (651) 675-5521. Teen artist gatherings at the Eagan Art House from 3:30 to 5:30 Thursdays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6; and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675-5521. Adult painting open studio from 9 a.m. to noon the first and third Fridays of the month at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: (651) 6755521. 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 ages 4 through adult. Register now for fall classes. For a complete listing go to or call (651) 675-5521. 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) 2144732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), (952) 736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Information: (651) 675-5500. Savage Art Studios, 4735 W. 123rd St., Suite 200, Savage, offers classes/workshops for all ages. Information: www. or (952) 895-0375. Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at (651) 315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages,, (952) 985-4640.

p.m. at Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Hosted by Friends of the Heritage Library. Information: (952) 8910360. Wednesday, Oct. 24 How to Get Into College, Pay for It – Without Unmanageable Debt, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lakeville South High School, 21135 Jacquard Ave., Lakeville. Cost: $19. Registration required. Contact: Lakeville Community Education, (952) 232‐2150.

and children 17 months and younger with a food donation. Information: (651) 675-5500 or Thursday, Nov. 8 Israel and Jordan, 7 p.m. at Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Part of a travel series hosted by Friends of the Heritage Library. Information: (952) 891-0360. Saturday, Nov. 10 Refuse To Be a Victim class for high school and college students from 9 a.m. to noon at Lakeville North High School, Lecture Room 248, 19600 Ipava Ave., Lakeville. Cost: $25. Register at https:// tek9.asp?pg=adult_enrichmen.

Friday, Oct. 26 Halloween open house by the MOMS Club of Eagan, 10 to 11 a.m., Peace Church (gym), 2180 Glory Drive, Eagan. Halloween party for moms and kids. Kids’ games, treats, and a costume contest. Connect with other stay-at-home moms. Check Ongoing out more about the club at http:// Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19: Prince of Peace, 13801 Fairview Drive, Burnsville; Sunday, Oct. 28 Eagan Halloween Hodge- Grace Slavic Church of Eagan, podge, 3 to 7 p.m. at the Eagan 1985 Diffley Road, Eagan; River Community Center, 1501 Cen- Valley Church, 14898 Energy tral Parkway. Indoor celebra- Way, Apple Valley; Lord of Life tion featuring 15-plus carnival Lutheran Church, 16200 Dodd games, family dance, art proj- Lane, Lakeville. Drop-off hours/ ects, trick or treat room, puppet information: (612) 359-7025 or show and more. Cost $3 per child (18 months and older) and a food donation; free for adults



October 5, 2012 Sun Thisweek - Apple Valley - Rosemount

‘Battle for the Apple’ is Friday night Traveling trophy added to AV-Eastview football rivalry ence football championship with three games remaining. Apple Valley, Lakeville They’ve created a trophy North and Prior Lake are for the winner of Friday’s in a three-way tie for first Apple Valley-Eastview place at 4-1, while Eastview football game, but there’s is 3-1. A conference scheduling quirk will make it tougher for Eastview to catch up. The Lightning was one of six teams in the South Suburban to play a non-conference game, while Apple Valley, Lakeville North and Prior Lake will play all eight of their games within the league. Kickoff for what has been billed as the “Battle for the Apple” will be 7 p.m. at Apple Valley High School. Both schools will sell T-shirts and collect donations for the “Tackle Cancer” program benefiting the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. Apple Valley coach Photo by Rick Orndorf Apple Valley defensive back Davis Anderson intercepts a Mike Fritze said having the schools work on a joint pass during a recent game against Lakeville South. fundraising project also by Mike Shaughnessy Sun Thisweek

even more at stake for the teams than pride, or a piece of hardware. Both teams still have a chance to win or share the South Suburban Confer-

might temper any acrimony that comes with two rival high school teams playing each other. “The coaching staffs have always gotten along,” Fritze said. “The two teams had a barbecue on Monday. We’re trying to make it into a community celebration, so our people aren’t antiEastview and theirs aren’t anti-Apple Valley.” As for the trophy, “it’s incredible,” Fritze said. “Jostens donated it. It’s like a Super Bowl trophy.” Apple Valley is trying to break a four-game losing streak against Eastview. The Eagles last beat the Lightning in September 2008. Eastview is ahead 11-6 in the series, which started in 1997. Apple Valley has had its best start in several years. The Eagles improved to 4-1 after routing Bloomington Kennedy 35-6 on Sept. 28 and are ranked ninth in Class 5A. Quarterback Tommy

Eagan rally shocks Eagles by Mike Shaughnessy

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Eagan wouldn’t follow the script, the one that says everybody can get ready to go home when Apple Valley has a lead late in the second half. Over the years, the Eagles have been good at putting boys soccer opponents on lockdown once they get a lead. Tuesday night, however, Eagan scored twice in the final 7:50 to beat No. 1-ranked Apple Valley 2-1 at Johnny Cake Ridge Park. At the end of a scoreless first half, Eagan coach Alan Merrick said he told his team, “I’ve got to see some character in the second half.” When Apple Valley’s Mitchell Dawson scored with 21:40 remaining, Eagan’s situation started looking desperate. The Wildcats’ Kyle Stefani scored to tie the game, then with 2:58 remaining junior midfielder Ryan Mott converted off a corner kick. “It’s a tremendous win,” Merrick said. “We’re playing against Apple Valley, the No. 1 team, and we’re coming in as an underdog. But that might have been an advantage for us.” Not only did Apple Valley (11-1-3 overall) lose for the first time in 15 games, the loss might have cost the Eagles a chance to win the South Suburban Conference. The final round of conference games was played Thursday (after this edition of Sun Thisweek went to press). The Eagles needed a victory over Lakeville South, an Eastview loss and an Eagan loss or tie in order to share the title. “I don’t know what to say; it’s really disappointing,” Apple Valley coach Chuck Scanlon said. “I thought we controlled most of the game. Our guys played extremely hard.” Eagan improved to 6-1-1 in the conference and 9-4-2 overall. The Wildcats trailed defending South Suburban champion Eastview (6-0-2) in the league standings. The victory over Apple Valley is a highlight in an Eagan season that has had ups and downs. The Wildcats lost to Owatonna for the first time ever and were beaten convincingly by Bloomington Jefferson in a conference game Sept. 18. On Sept. 25, they were routed 6-0 by a deep Blaine team that sent waves of fresh players at them. But that matters little to them now as they get ready to make a playoff push. “When we started the week we told the players we have two games to take what we’ve learned and show we can play well in the section (tournament),” Merrick said.

Apple Valley’s Devon Veldhouse (left) and Eagan’s Edward Olson go after the ball during a South Suburban Conference boys soccer game Tuesday night. Eagan scored twice in the final 7:50 to win 2-1. The Section 3AA playoffs start Oct. 11. Although Tuesday’s victory was the Wildcats’ best effort of the season, “we still weren’t consistent,” Merrick said. “There were too many times when we just gave the ball away.” Merrick said the players’ goal was to make quick, pinpoint passes to relieve pressure in their end of the field. Sometimes it worked, leaving Apple Valley “chasing shadows,” as Merrick called it. And sometimes “we just kicked it right back to them and they kept the pressure on us,” the coach said. “We respect what Apple Valley’s done,” Merrick added. “We knew they would try to get the ball to that frontrunner and try to keep us pinned in the final third. Their workrate was impressive, but it was a very good last five minutes for us.” Scanlon said Apple Valley continued to be plagued by a problem that has lingered all season – finishing the opportunities the Eagles create. Kyle Levac and Christian Smith had scoring opportunities in the final minutes that just missed the far goalpost. “We had three or four good chances up front that we didn’t convert,” Scanlon said. “Then we had two breakdowns on defense that cost us.” Section 3AA pairings had not been announced when this edition went to press, although it is likely Apple Valley and Eagan will play at home in quarterfinal games Oct. 11. Also in the section are Eastview, Burnsville, Rosemount, Henry Sibley, Park of Cottage Grove and Hastings. Eastview is defending section champion. Mike Shaughnessy is at or

Irish survive their own miscues Last-second field goal spoils Eagan homecoming game by Mike Shaughnessy Sun Thisweek

It wasn’t likely to look pretty on film, but Rosemount’s players boarded their buses last Friday knowing they’d at least be watching a victory. “There were some ups and downs, like we’ve been having every week,” said senior linebacker Andrew Dawson after his team defeated Eagan 17-16 in a South Suburban Conference football game. “But for the most part we did the things we were supposed to do, especially in the second half.” When the Irish got together to review the game tape, it wasn’t going to lie – the five turnovers they committed were going to be there, in living color. But it would also show the big plays they made to stay in the game until Brandon Ekeren kicked a 31-yard field goal to put them ahead with 12 seconds remaining. Rosemount (2-3) has had trouble holding on to the ball this season. Friday’s game was the third time this season the Irish have committed four or more turnovers in a game. But it was the first time this year they were able to overcome that problem and win the game. Jeff Erdmann, in his 14th year as Rosemount’s head coach, said he

couldn’t recall another time the Irish had five turnovers and still won. “If you miss a block or blow an assignment, you get killed in our conference,” Erdmann said. “We didn’t have as much of that in the second half.” Eagan, which lost its homecoming game, remained winless at 0-5. For the second consecutive week, the Wildcats lost on a field goal in the final minute. Wildcats quarterback Ian Entzion threw touchdown passes of 30 and 10 yards to senior running back Pete Economou. The second one pushed Eagan’s lead to 16-7 with 7:42 left in the third quarter. Eagan missed the conversion after the second touchdown pass which, it turned out, was crucial. With Rosemount’s offense sputtering thanks in large part to four interceptions and a lost fumble, it looked as if the nine-point margin might be enough. Then the Irish began to stir. An 8-yard run by Gabe Ehlers on a fake punt allowed Rosemount to keep the ball, and a 31-yard pass from Sean Kalinowski to Dimitri Williams set up Ali Al-Khatib’s 15-yard touchdown run. Williams also made a key play late in the first quarter, chasing down

Eagan linebacker Mark Woodcock at the Rosemount 8-yard line after Woodcock intercepted a pass. Rosemount’s defense held and forced the Wildcats to kick a field goal. Eagan’s Joe Kovach made an interception in Eagan territory with 3:35 remaining, although a deadball personal foul on the Wildcats moved the ball back to the 50. Eagan was unable to get a first down and was called for holding the first time it attempted to punt. On the second punt, Williams was able to return the ball to the Rosemount 44. Three completions by Kalinowski – two to Tyler Hartigan and one to Jordan Herbranson – moved the ball to the Eagan 22. Kalinowski advanced it 8 yards closer on two running plays. After Eagan took two time outs to ice him, Ekeren banged his kick through the uprights. Earlier in the fourth quarter Ekeren came up well short on a 40yard attempt that would have put Rosemount ahead, but Erdmann said he didn’t hesitate about giving his kicker another chance. “His range is out to 42, and that’s about where we were the last time,” Erdmann said. “He kicked the tee. See irish, 19A

Singer leads an Apple Valley offense capable of picking up large chunks of yardage through the air. Dustin Fronk and Steven Wilson are the Eagles’ top receivers. Linebackers Dom McDewStauffer and James Horton, along with defensive back Harry Sonie, lead an improved defense. Eastview is 3-2 overall. The losses were against Wayzata and Lakeville North, both of which were ranked in the top three in Class 6A at the time the Lightning played them. Eastview typically features a powerful rushing attack, and this season is no different with 215-pound sophomore Will Rains carrying the ball. Rains rushed for three touchdowns in the first half of the Lightning’s 35-14 victory over Bloomington Jefferson on Sept. 28. “They run the power offtackle as well as anybody in the state and always have,” Fritze said. “We’ve got

to win the battle up front against their offensive line, that’s No. 1. Second, we’ve got to have great pursuit. We also have to make them try to drive the length of the field by not giving up big plays.” Ben Oberfeld (6-foot-9, 230 pounds) and A.J. Stockwell (6-6, 285) also give the Lightning an intimidating pair of defensive linemen. This will be the only time the schools face each other in a varsity football game this season. They have met in the section playoffs twice before, but that’s not possible this year. Eastview was assigned to Class 6A in the Minnesota State High School League’s revamped playoff format. Apple Valley fell just below the enrollment cutoff for Class 6A and is in Class 5A this season. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. or

Griak Invitational tests local runners Rosemount boys finish 21st at U of M by Mike Shaughnessy Sun Thisweek

Putting his runners in the Roy Griak Invitational isn’t really an option for Rosemount High School coach Chris Harder. “Roy Griak was my coach,” said Harder, who ran on Griak’s cross country teams at the University of Minnesota. “If my teams don’t run that meet, I’m in trouble at all the alumni functions.” Of course, Harder had a better reason for sending his teams to the Sept. 29 meet at Bolstad University Golf Course. It’s the most competitive meet the Irish will run in all season – including the Minnesota state meet, should they qualify. “In my opinion, it’s a great experience for a high school runner to be in that environment,” Harder said. “It’s a challenging course and by far the toughest competition we’ll see all year.” Rosemount’s boys were 21st in the Gold Division, the strongest high school boys division at the Griak Invitational. Dowling Catholic of Iowa won the division, and six Minnesota teams finished in the top 20. “Top 15 was our goal,” Harder said. “If we had the splits (between runners) that we’ve had at our other meets, we might have gotten there. But we had some good efforts.” Rosemount senior Trevor Capra finished the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 45 seconds. He was 28th overall and 15th among runners in the team competition. “He had a solid race,” Harder said. “He was actually slower than last year timewise, but it was hot, about 80 degrees.” The Irish’s next runner, sophomore Sam Ivanecky, finished 1:02 behind Capra.

The rest of Rosemount’s top seven – senior Tommy Linder, sophomore Alex Desbele, sophomore Ryan Brumm, senior Austin Rudoll and junior Luke Anderson – all finished within 15 seconds of Ivanecky. Rosemount finished 35th of 44 teams in the girls Gold Division race. “Our girls were probably in over their heads a little bit, especially with Hannah Grim not competing,” Harder said. “Under the circumstances, I think we did about as well as we could.” In the only 5,000-meter race the Irish will run all year, sophomore Liz Evenocheck finished in 21:30 and senior Taylor Rambo ran 21:49. Senior Taybri Irving, sophomore Natalie Narloch, sophomore Rachel Schow, seventh-grader Sydney Regalado and senior Lizzie Thooft also ran for the Irish. Rosemount’s teams competed in the Ev Berg Invitational on Thursday in Owatonna in their final meet before the South Suburban Conference championships Oct. 12 at Eagan High School.

Eastview Ninth-grader Margie Freed helped Eastview to 19th place in the girls Gold Division race at the Griak Invitational. Freed finished in 19:55, 30th overall and 27th among runners in the team competition. Senior Brooke Haesmeyer was 87th among runners in the team competition in 20:58. Ninth-grader Laura Bestul (113th), sophomore Lauren Herland (129th), junior Kailey Hedberg (210th), junior Jenna Brandel (218th) and junior Ellie Cardnal (230th) also competed for the Lightning. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike. or

Splashy performance

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Rosemount’s Megan Wenman swims the 200-yard freestyle at the Maroon and Gold Invitational on Sept. 29 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Wenman finished third in 1 minute, 55.50 seconds. Rosemount was seventh in the team standings at the invitational, but the Irish continue to lead in the South Suburban Conference dual meet season.

Voters can see candidates in action Legislative, Rosemount City Council hopefuls to be at forum by Tad Johnson Sun Thisweek

Six candidates vying for legislative seats in Senate District 57 and four Rosemount City Council candidates will participate in a 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, forum at Rosemount City Hall. City Council candidates will answer questions starting at 7 p.m., and after a short break, the legislative forum will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. The forum is being organized by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce with assistance from Sun Thisweek in developing questions that will be asked. “A candidate forum provides a great way to see the candidates up close,” said Ruthe Batulis, president of the chamber. “One can tell a lot about a candidate the way they listen, answer questions and generally conduct themselves in a forum. One can tell if a candidate understands the issues or is just repeating sound

lican Sen. Chris Gerlach, who retired from his position and is running for Dakota County commissioner. The House 57B position was vacated by Republican Kurt Bills who is running for U.S. Senate against Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat. Batulis encouraged people to attend the forum. “One of the most important things the chamber does is to provide an opportunity for citizens to understand the issues that confront our businesses and communities,” she said. In these turbulent times, an informed vote really does mean something. … Your vote counts.” The Senate District 51 forum for Burnsville and Eagan legislative candidates was a standing-room only event at Rasmussen College. “We hope that voters will understand which candidate most specifically will represent their interests,” Batulis said.

bites. A candidate may provide a key to how they interact with others, and respond to potential criticism or a disagreement on an issue.” People who are unable to attend the forum will be able to view it on Cable Channel 22. City Council candidates invited to the forum are incumbent Jeff Weisensel, Vanessa Olson Demuth, Joe Kurle and Joseph Zanmiller. The City Council hopefuls responded to six Sun Thisweek questions prior to the primary election. Those responses can be found online at Senate District 57 candidates expected are Pat Hall, R-Apple Valley, and Greg Clausen, DFL-Apple Valley. House District 57B candidates are DFLer Jeff Wilfahrt of Rosemount and Republican Anna Wills of Tad Johnson can be reached at Apple Valley. The Senate seat in this or race was vacated by Repub-

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general public understand that cooperatives are a successful business model, The county-wide cham- helping celebrate the United ber Small Business Expo Nations’ 2012 International and Business After Hours Year of the Cooperative. event will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Best DCTC awarded Western Premier – Nicollet Inn, 14201 Nicollet Ave. S., grant Burnsville. Booths are avail- More than $1.2 million in able for rental. Contact one new equipment was awarded of the following chambers to Minnesota state colleges for more information: Ap- and universities to support ple Valley Chamber, Burns- education and training in ville Chamber, Dakota occupations urgently requirCounty Regional Chamber, ing larger workforces. This Hastings Area Chamber, funding was made possible Lakeville Area Chamber or by state appropriation and River Heights Chamber. matching funds from businesses around the state. Dakota County TechniOrganic event cal College received $15,000 planned at of the state funds for its Valley Natural Foods, a Practical Nursing program Burnsville food co-op, will to purchase an automated host Organic Valley’s 2012 medicine dispensing sys“Generation Organic” Tour tem, the PYXIS MedStain its parking lot from 11:30 tion 4000. DCTC is one of a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the few colleges in the metro Oct. 7. The event will in- area that uses this new techclude free grilled cheese and nology. single-serve milk samples, Dakota Supply along with interactive children’s games. Attendees can Group earns awards meet young organic farm- Dakota Supply Group, ers from across the country which has a branch in who are actively encourag- Burnsville, was recently preing more young people to sented with two 2012 Best pursue organic farming. of the Best Awards from The tour will also help the TED Magazine, published letters, from 4A

Met Council in ‘1984’ To the editor: You didn’t build that, government did! It was Orwell’s “1984” in real life and double speak in full force. We ordinary citizens had the privilege of attending a meeting of the Metropolitan Council held at the Eagan library on Thursday, Sept. 20. The many local government planners, bureaucrats, and elected officials were busy collaborating with each other and setting forth their ideas on everything strategic. And everything, no matter how silly, was strategic. Of course, citizens were includ-


ed in this ubiquitous strategic planning. It was reminiscent of reading Professor Bluhm’s volumes on democracy, in which everyone has a vote and a voice and accepts the granting of his or her liberty to bureaucrats and then thinks it was his or her decision. The council has a five- or 10-year plan for all things. Why? Because local officials could never coordinate services among each other. We could never have city or county roads, sewers, or drinking water without Big Brother producing the reams and volumes of directives that the state and counties already mandate. As for cable Internet service, only the government could invent,

monthly by the National Association of Electrical Distributors. DSG received awards in both the Direct Promotion category for its “Power Tools” direct mail pieces and the Public Relations/Corporate category for its “Touchpoints” video.

Rosemount business offers DanceFit Rosemount-based Insider Training Inc. and Shift Fitness and Massage are partnering to host DanceFit “80s and 90s Pop” starting Oct. 13 through Dec. 8. The eight-week program features music from the 1980s and 1990s. Cost is $200. For more information, contact Chris Dixon at (612) 432-1021 or visit

APPRO Development celebrates 25th

But he drilled that second one, didn’t he?” Ehlers caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Kalinowski in the first quarter. Williams had four catches for 106 yards. Dawson intercepted a pass on Eagan’s second offensive play, one of three interceptions the Irish had in the game. Asked if the Irish made any defensive changes at halftime, Dawson said, “not many at all. Missed assignments were getting us in trouble. In the second half we were able to stop them on third and short a few times, and that helped us out.” Rosemount, 2-2 in the South Suburban, travels to Lakeville South at 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Lakeville South also is 2-2 in the league. Three teams – Lakeville North, Prior Lake and Apple Valley – are tied for first in the league at 4-1. The conference race might be the farthest thing from Eagan’s mind as the Wildcats go to Bloomington Jefferson on Oct. 5 in search of their first victory. Jefferson also is 0-5 after losing to Eastview 35-14 last week.

Lakeville-based APPRO Development is celebrating its 25th anniversary. CEO Jack Matasosky has been active in land development, design and construction serMike Shaughnessy is at mike. vices since 1978. or control, distribute and tax this service properly. Likewise, only the council can make all of the decisions regarding ground and air transportation. Free markets have always been the most efficacious and economical in accomplishing what consumers want, but now another layer of government proposes to replicate the USSR without all of the necessary deaths. Yes, the council understands how much costlier light rail is than any other form of transportation, but how are we to look European with ordinary, efficient buses? It was easy to leave the gathering confused. After all, who would plan for more bike paths, parks and gov-

ernment-run buildings; control our surface waters; or take credit for equity, local enterprises and commerce? And who would think of relocating populations so that more diversity would be more diverse? Never mind that no one has demonstrated that the mandatory resettling of minorities has ever improved their lives, as another recent study corroborates. As the planners and collaborators of all these strategies say, “Now if the taxpayers would just pony up a sure revenue stream!”

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Businesses awarded for excellence by Jessica Harper Sun Thisweek

Rosemount and Apple Valley businesses were among nine companies to receive the 2012 Business Excellence Awards Sept. 27 from the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Apple Valley-based CNH Architects and AAA Auto Salvage and SKB Environmental, both of Rosemount, received the award for implementing environmentally friendly initiatives. SKB Environmental, a demolition and construction waste disposal company, was the first industrial business in Dakota County to implement a triple line collection system. This large-scale waste processing system enabled SKB to recycle 116,000 tons of construction and demolition waste last year. “We are committed to environmental protection while thriving in a competitive industry,” said Don Chapdelaine, spokesperson for SKB Environmental. Its Rosemount recycling site was the first among the company’s facilities to develop an organic waste compost system, which is now at all SKB sites. AAA Salvage, which salvages used vehicles, was recognized for its efforts to recycle and reuse auto parts. CNH Architects in Apple Valley provides architectural services for public and private businesses and is the first architect in Minnesota to be certified as a Green Globe Professional. CNH earned the certification for

Photo by Jessica Harper

Nine businesses from throughout the county received the Business Excellence Award on Sept. 26 from the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. its energy-efficient designs and green buildings. The company has also donated its services to local schools and communities to create wind and solar projects. The other Business Excellence award winners are Eagan-based companies Coca-Cola Refreshments, International Office Technologies and Superior Service Center; Burnsville-based Sprint by ASW; West St. Paul-based Rapid Refill Ink; and Mendota Heights-based Materials Processing Corp. “It’s nice to be recognized for our efforts,” said Dan Sjolseth, owner of Superior Service Center. “We were looking to save money and ended up preserving the environmental, too.” The auto maintenance and repair center switched last year to water-based paint to minimize environmental hazards and began recycling sheet metal and plastic car parts. The business also installed green features such as LED lights to save on energy costs and be more green. Coca-Cola Refreshments recently install LEED features such as efficient heat fans and recycling bins. The company also uses motion

sensor lights in its facility and has worked to reduce its water usage by partnering with Ecolab and other Eagan businesses. International Office Technologies, which repairs and sells refurbished printers, desktop computers and laptops, has taken several steps to eliminate waste when providing its services. “We process 6 million pounds of material and none of it goes to landfills,” said Bob Brennan, CEO of International Office Technologies. Sprint by ASW in Burnsville is the largest provider of Sprint services and was recognized by the chamber for its efforts to recycle wireless devices. The company also created a program in which it buys used wireless devices to refurbish and distribute to charities. Rapid Refill Ink remanufactures computer printer ink and toners, and was recognized for its efforts to recycle ink and toner cartridges. Materials Processing Corp. provides IT management and risk mitigation services and was recognized for its development of innovative tools to recycle used electronics.

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