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January 18, 2013 | Volume 33 | Number 47

Clausen proposes all-day kindergarten bill

OPINION Site council to have session Apple Valley High School will have a presentation for parents and students about the dangers of bullying. Page 4A

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DFL plan has support, but at least one lawmaker raises questions by T.W. Budig and John Gessner SUN THISWEEK

Sen. Greg Clausen, DFL-Apple Valley, proposed on Jan. 10 a bill that would provide funding for all-day kindergarten at Minnesota’s public schools. The legislation does not mandate that all-day kindergarten be offered. “Studies have shown that students who attend all-day kindergarten programs score better on tests and make stronger academic gains as they move through the first and second grade,” said Clausen, a former Rosemount High School principal and current part-time grant writer for the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District.

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Sen. Greg Clausen, DFL-Apple Valley, is carrying legislation to fund all-day kindergarten. According to the Senate DFL, about 49 percent of Minnesota children attend all-day kindergarten. Of these, about 17

percent are enrolled in programs where a fee is charged. Senate Democrats estimate the cost of their all-

day kindergarten proposal at $170 million a year. Senate Democrats cited a multiyear study by the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District that concluded test scores of allday kindergarten students were higher than a control group of students. The boost was sustained over the next three years, with some drop-off by the third grade. The study was based on students who had free, full-day kindergarten in the 2003-04 school year. The program fell to budget cuts the following year. But the district restored free, full-day kindergarten this school year, using its allocation of compensatory aid — state money based on the number of students who qualify for

free or subsidized meals — to fund the program. The district’s compensatory aid has grown rapidly in recent years. One area lawmaker, Republican Rep. Pam Myhra of Burnsville, questions the wisdom of all-day kindergarten. “My concern is that in an effort to increase test scores, we’re actually pushing academics to younger students that are not developmentally ready for it,” said Myhra, who represents House District 56A. Myhra said her concerns arise from what she’s learned as a member of the Early Learning Fellows program of the National Conference of State See BILL, 12A

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Hobbits are afoot

Popular area bakery closes by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK

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Fritze will be back on sideline Recently retired Apple Valley football coach Mike Fritze has joined a college staff. Page 14A

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Apple Valley High School’s theater department brought the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien to life last weekend with its production of “The Hobbit.” The high school’s stage was brimming with elves, goblins, trolls and dwarves as Bilbo Baggins (played by Bill Stevens, right) embarked on his mythic quest with the aid of the wizard Gandolf (Ian McKeag). The play, which ran Jan. 10-13, was directed by Mary Sue Adey and featured live music performed by AVHS students.

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The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce announced today that longtime president, Ruthe Batulis, will resign from her position effective April 1, 2013, after serving eight years in that position. Batulis came to the DCR Cham- Ruthe ber after gaining Batulis experience at both the Bloomington and Burnsville chambers of commerce. In 2005, the then Northern Dakota County Chamber expanded to include the former Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, after which Batulis implemented a re-branding campaign that included a name change for the organization. A press release from the chamber said her new regional focus allowed the organization to think differently about its approach to chamber membership. Batulis implemented the

dues program, Bundle Up, which provides members a customized approach to their membership investment. “Ruthe is a visionary who brings energy and passion to any issue she tackles,” said Michele Engdahl, DCR board chair and Thomson Reuters employee. “I believe her legacy will be her commitment to making the business community in Dakota County prepared to compete in the global economy – all while feeling connected right here at home.” The DCR Chamber was the first chamber to write a policy on broadband, and Batulis has continued to promote the business case for broadband for small business. She is a charter member of the Technology Working Group, an Eagan-based See BATULIS, 13A

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Coyote spotted in Apple Valley

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An Apple Valley resident took some photographs of a coyote who was trotting along Cedar Avenue near 153rd Street at about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9. The photographer first noticed the animal walking north against traffic on Cedar Avenue, then it jumped a snow bank to go west on the frozen canal bordering 153rd. The photographs were taken from the Health Partners parking lot when the coyote stopped to eat something and then continued west to Pennock Park. He said the animal did not appear bothered by traffic or him taking pictures of it and the coyote trotted off unconcerned like it belonged there. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports that coyote populations are establishing and increasing in the Twin Cities metro area. The DNR says most coyotes avoid people and domestic animals, but occasionally they will kill sheep, turkeys, and calves.

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One after another, people hoping to get a bite to eat at Pardon My French on Monday were stunned to discover the popular local restaurant had closed. The French bakery at 1565 Cliff Road in Eagan closed Jan. 13, two years after opening a second location in the Mall of America. That location also closed on Sunday, according to the establishment’s Facebook page. A note posted on the restaurant’s door on Jan. 14 read: “Dear Customers, We are sorry but Pardon My French had to close its doors. It’s been a pleasure to serve you the last four years. Thank you for your support and your kindness.” Seeing the sign on the door shocked and saddened Gerine Pongratz of Rosemount who de-

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Indoor trampoline park is coming to Burnsville by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK

Indoor sports are abundant in Burnsville at businesses such as Soccer Blast, Midwest Volleyball Warehouse and Grand Slam. This spring, an indoor trampoline park will join the mix. Altitude Trampoline Park will lease an 18,000-square-foot space at Burnhill Plaza Shopping Center, 1200 County Road 42 W., said Curt Skallerup, Altitude’s president. The park will feature about 150 interconnected trampolines and a dodgeball court, Skall-

erup said. The Burnsville park is one of four he and business partner Jeff Rutten – both South Lake, Texas, residents with Minnesota ties – are opening from February to August, Skallerup said. The others are in Fort Worth, Texas; Little Rock, Ark.; and Madison, Wis. The Burnsville park will probably open in May in a space that previously housed a furniture store and a Halloween store, Skallerup said. There are 60 to 70 trampoline parks nationwide, but the fledgling industry is on pace to reach

Eagan restaurant avoids additional penalties after failing compliance checks Granite City representatives say the business has beefed up training by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK

City. “It not only financially impacts the business but its reputation is impacted. We want to be a good corporate citizen.” Forsgren noted that the Eagan site has lost about $60,000 due to the 30-day suspension. Ann Riesner, director of operations at Granite City, assured the council that the restaurant has implemented a companywide “zero tolerance” policy, which results in employees being immediately fired for breaking liquor laws. The company has also stepped up its training program by requiring all employees to obtain certification to serve alcohol at the establishment, she said. “We want to teach responsible alcohol service and show that our name, our brand is important to us,” Riesner said. Eagan Police Chief Jim McDonald noted that Granite City has no major violations aside from the four compliance checks. “They are a very responsible organization,” he said. “They don’t have a reputation that they serve to minors.” If Granite City fails another compliance check before July of 2013, it would receive a 30-day suspension and could face an additional 30-day suspension or revocation of its license. The police department notifies Eagan businesses in a letter of upcoming alcohol and tobacco compliance checks but doesn’t provide a specific date.

Eagan officials agreed to give a local restaurant another chance after the business failed alcohol compliance checks over four consecutive years, but warned of tougher penalties should the business fail again. The City Council on Jan. 15 decided against imposing further penalties, such as a license revocation, on Granite City Brewery for failing to abide by liquor laws. “We don’t take these things lightly,” Council Member Cyndee Fields said. “I think steps have been taken to ensure everyone is trained ... but if this happens again, we will go for the full revocation.” According to city documents, an employee at the bar and restaurant served alcohol to a minor during compliance checks on Dec. 21, 2009, July 5, 2010, and Oct. 24, 2012. Each incident involved a different employee. The establishment paid a $500 fine for the first offense, a $1,000 fine for the second and a $2,000 fine for the third offense. Granite City also received a 30-day liquor license suspension on Jan. 2 that extends to Jan. 31. The business violated a separate state law on Sept. 4, 2011, by selling alcohol before 10 a.m. on Sunday, according to city reports. Granite City received a $1,500 fine and a sevenday liquor license suspension for the incident. The business appealed the penalties but was denied. “Granite City takes this very seriously,” said Jessica Harper is at jessica. or Matt Forsgren, an attor- harper@ecm-inc.com ney representing Granite facebook.com/sunthisweek.

about 1,000 by the end of 2015, Skallerup said. “It’s really just a big, fun place to jump and run and stuff like that,” he said. A competitor, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, has franchise locations in Plymouth and Oakdale. Altitude Trampoline Park will offer great workouts for adults, Skallerup said. “It’s very fitness-oriented,” he said. “Women and men can go in there for aerobics. It’s a light workout on your knees for anyone who’s got knee problems, and you burn about 1,000

calories an hour.” He hopes the park will also become a destination for children’s birthday parties. Skallerup said the trampoline activities are also well-suited for children with autism. With the interconnected trampolines, customers can “jump from tramp to tramp and do different skill sets,” he said. Attractions will include basketball dunking, obstacles children can jump up on and a foam pit they can dive into, Skallerup said. The park will offer trampoline cageball, a game Skallerup

described as a hybrid of basketball and volleyball. A separate court will host dodgeball. Customers will be charged hourly fees at the park, Skallerud said. The owners originally planned to locate in Mendota Heights but then found the Burnsville site, which has better visiblity and customer demographics, Skallerup said. John Gessner can be reached at john.gessner@ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

GNC opens new store in Lakeville Grand opening is Feb. 1-10 by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK

In what may be a boost for local resolution-keeping, a health and sports nutrition store opened in Lakeville on Dec. 31. General Nutrition Center is now located in the Southfork Shopping Center at 17721 Kenwood Trail, opened by Chris Dubois, 49, of Shorewood and Jason Bachman, 33, of Rosemount. Bachman said as a college student and baseball player, he was a frequent customer of the Cottage Grove GNC Dubois owned, and when he graduated from college with a degree in health education and a minor in nutrition, he worked for Dubois. They became business partners about four years ago, and have opened stores in Hudson, Wis., and Forest Lake together. Dubois has been in the business 17 years and, in addition to the Cottage

Grove location, owns stores in Richfield and St. Louis Park. GNC products include health, fitness and nutrition powders, vitamins, minerals and supplements. The store offers whole food supplements to help dieters keep on-program even when crunched for time with a line of freezedried fruits and vegetable powders for adding to drinks like smoothies. GNC will hold a grand opening sale Feb. 1-10 with discounts of at least 25 percent on everything in the store, along with samples and giveaways. Bachman and Dubois are in negotiations to open another store outside of Dakota County sometime later this year, but declined to divulge the location. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunPhoto submitted thisweek. Jason Bachman and Chris Dubois are owners of a GNC store in Southfork Center, Lakeville.

Southbound 35E will close in Burnsville in May Resurfacing from Elko to Eagan planned this season by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK

A stretch of southbound Interstate 35E in Burnsville will close in May as part of a $15 million freeway resurfacing and repair project. The closure will be from County Road 42 to the I-35 split where I35E and I-35W become a single freeway. Traffic will be detoured to I-494 west and I-35W south. Other detours and traffic delays are also expected from May to November along a 15-mile stretch of I-35 and I-35E from Scott County Road 2 in Elko New Market to Cliff Road in Eagan. Expect temporary lane closures and detours as work is completed by segment, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says.

Four-lane segments will be reduced to two lanes, one in each direction, says MnDOT, which promises to maintain access to all businesses and homes during the project. MnDOT officials visited a Burnsville City Council work session Jan. 15 to give a briefing and help brace the community for a season of traffic delays. MnDOT will visit the Lakeville City Council on Tuesday. “We know it’s going to be bad,” Mayor Elizabeth Kautz said. “It’s definitely No. 1 on our radar – traffic,” said Nicole Danielson-Bartelt, an engineer for MnDOT’s South Area. Social media, email alerts, news releases and other communications are planned to keep motorists informed, MnDOT says.

MnDOT also has a website for the project: www.dot.state.mn.us/ metro/projects/i35eelkotoeagan/index.html. The project will be done in two parts: from Elko to the split and from the split to Cliff Road. In the north end, MnDOT is studying whether the should could be used for vehicles during peak traffic hours, DanielsonBartelt said. Changeable message signs will give motorists travel and delay times. Fifteen miles of deteriorating freeway pavement that’s been in place since a 1989 reconstruction project will get a new concrete overlay, according to MnDOT. The project includes replacement of the deck of the “flyover” bridge on I-35E over I-35W.

Bridge repair and painting are planned on several bridges in Burnsville over I-35E: County Road 42, Portland Avenue, McAndrews Road and County Road 11. A railing will be added to the McAndrews Road bridge. Repair and painting are planned on three bridges over I-35W: County Road 42, Burnsville Parkway and McAndrews Road. This construction season will be a busy one for MnDOT in Burnsville. Work is also scheduled to begin on a new gradeseparated interchange at Highway 13 and County Road 5. John Gessner can be reached at john.gessner@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

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Opinion Parent appreciates sessions to address bullying by Paula Gajewski Mickelson SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, I joined ninthgraders at Apple Valley High School for an assembly about bullying. This group of 400-plus freshmen and their teachers watched a 40-minute documentary “Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History.” This movie, the seventh film produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program (www.tolerance.org), tells the powerful story of Jamie Nabozny, who as a young man in northern Wisconsin took action against the bullying he experienced in school. Jamie’s landmark case against the Ashland, Wis., school district and administrators was the first successful legal action that challenged anti-gay violence in public school based on the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provides for equal protections. After viewing this film, Jamie was introduced to the group and spent the next hour talking with the students about his experiences and current work of presenting to student and school groups across the country so that his experiences are not repeated. As the chair of the AVHS Site Council, I was so proud of our freshmen that day. Their behavior and conduct was exemplary. You could have heard a pin drop as they watched the movie; I didn’t see one student misbehave. I was impressed with Jamie’s easy-going and engaging presentation style, one that clearly resonated with his audience. I was touched by his story and how he skillfully addressed student questions, which ranged from the light-hearted “What did you do with

Guest Columnist the settlement money?” to the thoughtful “What would you tell a friend who is thinking about suicide?” and touching “Did you forgive the bullies?” As a mom, I was moved beyond words. Throughout the movie my attention was drawn to Jamie’s parents, especially his mom, their heartbreaking experience and desperate desire to support and protect their beloved son in a public school system that was failing them. While gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students are often the targets, bullying can be experienced by anyone. Students are bullied for a wide variety of reasons based on difference – they are not tall or short enough, fat or thin enough, they like or do “odd” things and are perceived as “less than” by the bully. Jamie told the audience that research shows the reasons behind a bully’s actions are less about what is “wrong” with the victim and most often rooted in the bully’s own insecurities. Since Jamie’s case was settled in 1995, great improvements have been realized in the area of student protection against bullying, but there is much yet to be done. The following statistics are staggering: GLSEN’s National School Climate Survey (2007) www.tolerance.org/supplement/bullying-numbers • 9 in 10 (86.2 percent) LGBT students reported being bullied. • More than half (60.8 percent) reported they felt unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation. • 32.7 percent of LGBT students

missed a day of school because of feeling unsafe, compared to only 4.5 percent of a national sample of secondary school students. “The 411 of Bullying” George Washington University (2004) www.ncjrs.gov/ pdffiles1/ojjdp/grants/226235.pdf • Of children in sixth through 10th grade, more than 3.2 million — nearly one in six — are victims of bullying each year, while 3.7 million bully other children (Fox, et al, 2003). • Compared to their peers, students who are bullied are five times more likely to be depressed. Bullied boys are four times more likely to be suicidal; bullied girls are eight times more likely to be suicidal (Bullying Prevention is Crime Prevention, 2003). Community-Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice www. cops.usdoj.gov/files/RIC/Publications/ e07063414-guide.pdf • In two-thirds of recent school shootings (for which the shooter was still alive to report), the attackers had previously been bullied. “In those cases, the experience of bullying appeared to play a major role in motivating the attacker.” • A recent study of a nationally representative sample of students found higher levels of bullying in America than in some other countries. Thirteen percent of sixth- through 10th-grade students bully, 10 percent reported being victims, and an additional 6 percent are victimbullies. This study excluded elementaryage students (who often experience high levels of bullying) and did not limit bullying to school grounds. Several smaller studies from different parts of the country confirm high levels of bullying be-

haviors, with 10 to 29 percent of students reported to be either bullies or victims. • Studies suggest only between 10 and 20 percent of noninvolved students provide any real help when another student is victimized. I have been and continue to be proud to send my children to schools in District 196, including Apple Valley High School. I know that no school or district is perfect. We are fortunate to live in a school district that is not failing our students and supports activities like the ninth-grade assembly. Teachers and school administrators are not, and cannot, be solely responsible for addressing this issue. Parents, guardians and adults in these students’ lives have to be actively engaged in this process. Please join me, members of the AVHS Site Council and school staff and administrators Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Apple Valley High School theater for a Parent Forum: Bullying. Together we will watch the documentary “Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History,” which will be followed by a brief discussion about how the topic is addressed. Student survey results on the topic of bullying and the atmosphere at AVHS will also be shared. This event is free and open to anyone who is interested. I hope you will join us as we view this powerful film and continue this conversation together. Paula Gajewski Mickelson is the parent of District 196 students and Apple Valley High School Site Council chairwoman. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Improvements needed, but school reform efforts don’t deserve ‘D’ by Joe Nathan SUN THISWEEK

We have things to work on, but Minnesota’s school improvement efforts do not deserve a “D.” That’s my reaction to a new national report by StudentsFirst (SF) on improving education that gives Minnesota a “D” for our education laws and policies. StudentsFirst is a new organization founded by former Washington, D.C., Superintendent of Schools Michelle Rhee. Rhee is committed to closing achievement gaps and helping all students be more successful. She’s blunt, controversial and I think sometimes wrong. The overall report, and the section on Minnesota can be found at http://reportcard.studentsfirst.org/. The report acknowledges that in math, Minnesota fourth-graders rank third, and Minnesota eighth-graders rank second in the country on the wellrespected National Assessment of Education Progress. (Minnesota’s fourthgraders rank 21st in reading on this test, while eighth-graders rank ninth on that

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Joe Nathan test.) The report does not include recently released data showing that more than 25 states have a higher high school graduation rate than we do, and that Minnesota has among the nation’s largest graduation gaps. We have things to be proud of, and things to work on. But many of the report’s assertions are, to put it mildly, questionable. For example, Minnesota, home of Post Secondary Options, open enrollment, charter public schools, and options created by local districts, received a “D-” for efforts to “Empower Parents.” SF insists that Minnesota: • “Must grade its schools on an A-F letter system based on student achievement data.”

• “Require parental consent if a student is placed with an ineffective teacher.” • “Give parents the authority to petition local school districts to turn around failing schools,” and • “Create a publicly financed scholarship program for low-income students in chronically failing public schools to attend private schools.” Many parents have asked me how to compare schools. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) does provide helpful data on its webpage. For example, school rankings include trends in test scores, how much the school has closed achievement gaps for its students, graduation rates and other information. It’s also possible to compare schools, using this data. But information about schools could be more comprehensive and easier to find. (Full disclosure – MDE gives our organization funds to help share information about Dual High School/College Credit courses.) Bottom line, I don’t think we need

an “A-F” grading system. And while there is not space to discuss them, I don’t think either the parent petition or voucher ideas will help solve many problems. Future columns will discuss other sections of the report urging greater attention to teacher and principal evaluation, and more flexibility for districts. While disagreeing with many of SF’s recommendations, I think it hired a wise woman, former DFL State Sen. Kathy Saltzman, as its state director. Saltzman worked with former state Sen. Gen Olson to help improve reading instruction. And she helped make thoughtful improvements in charter school accountability. I hope that Saltzman will be able to focus on things that will help students and schools. Joe Nathan, formerly a public school teacher and administrator, is director of the Center for School Change in St. Paul. Reactions welcome, joe@centerforschoolchange.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Employ proven methods To the editor: High drama of the sort we hear on “fair-and-balanced” Fox “News” isn’t necessarily factual. A recent letter writer advocates continued support for the wealthiest among us. Second District U.S. Rep. John Kline, RBurnsville, voted for the deal that avoided the fiscal cliff. Still, cushy features that take care of the top 2 percent of income earners were “balanced” by only temporarily extended unemployment benefits and continued food assistance for the very poor. No increases in minimum wage were proposed, even as many of the poorest work several jobs for minimal wages. Fans of Grover

Norquist, like the letterwriter, want to continue the recession by advocating cuts in benefits to the victims of our economy, along with unneeded “help” for upper income recipients. Who spends money faster in our hurting economy, people who must use their scarce resources to feed and clothe families, or capital gains recipients who can stash their treasure offshore? Money spent locally supports the local economy, which might result in more local employment. Citing spurious data like the myth that the bottom 50 percent, or 47 percent, of earners pay no taxes, insults our intelligence. Meanwhile, those who want to continue the recession will shortly have another chance to attack benefits to low-income

wage earners. Proposals to raise the debt ceiling will be an opportunity to yet again damage the poorest among us, and the economy as well. We’ve trashed the poor and coddled the rich for too long now. It’s time we employ more proven methods. BETTY FEDDE Eagan

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cludes advocating for the Minnesota Zoo-one of the most important assets here in District 57B. The zoo is a destination for families to take their children, provides 220-300 jobs depending on the season, and has an annual statewide economic impact of over $114 million. After I was elected, Minority Leader Kurt Daudt formally recommended I be placed on the Legacy Committee, which allocates money from the Legacy Amendment that was passed by voters in 2008. The zoo receives about 29 percent of its annual budget funding from the state,

some of which comes from the Legacy Amendment funds. The remaining 71 percent of the zoo’s budget comes from private donors and patrons. I have met with the zoo’s CEO and Director, Lee Ehmke, and believe the Minnesota Zoo has a visionary plan to maintain and grow exhibits so it can continue to thrive in our community. The zoo is a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars and is very deserving of the Legacy Amendment funding it receives. Although House Rules are very clear that recommendations from the Minority Leader are to be followed, Speaker Paul

Thissen chose to replace me with a different representative on the Legacy Committee. Given my desire to be an advocate for the Minnesota Zoo, I have had discussions with Daudt and Thissen to convey how important this committee assignment is to me. I am pleased to have been put back on the committee and I look forward to being a strong advocate for the Minnesota Zoo and the rest of District 57B this legislative session. ANNA WILLS Apple Valley District 57B state representative


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Public Safety Apple Valley drug suspect also charged with sex crime Police say they found evidence of an inappropriate sexual relationship during a drug-related search of an Apple Valley home earlier this month. Artur V. Siruk, 21, was arrested and jailed following the raid by Dakota County Drug Task Force officers. He’s been charged with two felonies – sale of a controlled substance and criminal sexual conduct. The criminal complaint gives the following account: Drug Task Force officers executed a search warrant at the residence on the 7400 block of 142nd Street the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 9. Inside the residence, officers located

Siruk in a bedroom with a 15-year-old girl. Siruk was standing by the bedroom door, “clothed but disheveled,” the complaint said, while the girl was standing on the bed holding a blanket over her body. The girl told police she’d met Siruk a month ago and that they had been engaging in “various sex acts,” according to the complaint. Officers also spoke with Siruk, who said the girl had initially told him she was 17, but learned days later that she was 15 and he continued to have a sexual relationship with her. In the bedroom, police found three baggies containing a green leafy sub-

stance under the mattress. They also found miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and a pill bottle with a green leafy substance inside. Siruk admitted selling marijuana from the residence to pay his rent, the complaint said. Following his arrest Siruk was booked into the Dakota County Jail, where he remained as of Tuesday afternoon. Bail was set at $40,000. If convicted of both felony charges, Siruk faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $40,000 in fines. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 29. —Andrew Miller

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Lakeville’s former senior center is officially the Rose Mountain Spiritual C e n t e r after the city closed Dec. 18 on a purchase agreement George signed in Maverick October. Purchaser Rose Mountain LLC, a nonprofit corporation owned by George Maverick of Rosemount, paid $345,000 for the 4,991-square-foot facility built in 1984. Under terms of the agreement, Maverick paid $25,000 in earnest money, $175,000 at closing and the city will finance the remaining $145,000 at an interest rate of 1 percent over the prime rate for three years when a balloon payment is due. Maverick, also the owner of the Farmington church building at 402 Elm St. that he rents for weddings and recep-

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The former Lakeville Senior Center is now the Rose Mountain Spiritual Center, owned by George Maverick of Rosemount. tions, refused comment about the sale, but said he is “thrilled” to be in Lakeville. “It is a wonderful community,” Maverick said. Dave Olson, Lakeville Community and Economic Development director, said there was a lot of interest in the senior center after it was put on the market last fall, with multiple showings and interest in renting it, but Maverick was the only one to propose a “serious and bona fide offer.”

Maverick told city officials the building will be used on some evenings and weekends, a switch from the senior center’s daytime hours that had raised concerns at the city’s Nov. 8, 2012 Planning Commission meeting. Other concerns neighbors cited involved lights, parking and noise, but Lakeville police said no complaints have been reported about the operation. Julie Torgerson, site manager at Fairfield Ter-

race, a senior housing building next door to the facility, said no residents have complained and she “didn’t even know they were there.” Maverick also owns about five acres in Rosemount, which is rented out for weddings and receptions. Laura Adelmann is at laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

Area Briefs Eastview winter dance show Eastview High School’s winter dance show, “Musicals,” will be performed at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in the school’s performing arts center. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Crisis planning for businesses Apple Valley Business Watch will present “Business Lockdowns and Crisis Planning Training” on Thursday, Jan. 31, at LaGrand Conference Center – GrandStay Hotel, 7083 153rd St. W., Apple Valley. Schedule: • 8 to 8:30 a.m. – Coffee and treats. • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. –

Presentation by a Bloomington police officer who has trained businesses at the Mall of America on this topic. RSVP to Officer Michael Tietz at (952) 9532709 or by email at mtietz@cityofapplevalley.org.

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Taxes Sherry, Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and Council Member Bill Coughlin have raised concerns about recouping property taxes that would be lost if The Arc buys the building. The Arc Greater Twin Cities rents its other store locations, thus continuing to pay taxes, Kautz said. The Arc’s attorney, Steven Mayeron, insists the nonprofit would make city whole through an enforceable agreement to make payments in lieu of taxes. The city’s attorney, Joel Jamnik, has insisted that such agreements with nonprofits aren’t court-tested in Minnesota, and payments couldn’t be guaranteed. Other Burnsville thrift retailers – Unique, Salvation Army, CHAP – pay property taxes through their rent, Kautz said. “We’re already built out,” she said. “We have to look at how to expand our tax base, not shrink it.” During the moratorium the city will study, with a consultant, possible separation requirements for thrifts stores, appropriate zoning districts, licensing of thrift stores and a possible new zoning district for the Burnsville Center area. Site standards for traffic stacking, donation operations and outdoor storage and display will also be studied. Council action on ordinance changes and lifting of the moratorium is expected May 21 or June 4.

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Rosemount Leprechaun Harnessing the power of human connections Days plans meetings Dakota Electric has new economic development director Legion, Celts, Rosemount Area Arts Council, Dakota County Library System, the Velvet Tones, Rosemount Community Band, Cub Foods and Rosemount Parks and Recreation. For events to be included in promotional materials, groups need to fill out an event registration form at the Leprechaun Days website. Those forms are still being updated for 2013. Look for a future story in this newspaper about registering an event, for a parade float or for a booth at the Mid-Summer Faire. Rosemount Leprechaun Days also accepts donations to help defray costs to organize the events. In the past, donors have been recognized in promotional materials that aim to reach thousands of Rosemount area residents. Go to the website www. RosemountEvents.com for more information or call Leprechaun Days Committee President Diane Wellman at (651) 3221442.

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The Rosemount Leprechaun Days Committee will be meeting throughout the year to plan the 2013 event, which will be held from Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 28, in several locations throughout the city. The event, which is expected to include about 60 separate activities, has an all-volunteer planning committee that meets at 7 p.m. in Room 210 at the Rosemount Community Center on the following Mondays: Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed. The committee is always looking for new members to assist in all phases of planning. Typically people can gravitate to an area of interest, such assisting with the parade, Mid-Summer Faire carnival, promotions, event logistics and much more. Businesses and community groups are welcome to plan an event to add to the fun. Among the businesses Tad Johnson is at tad.johnand community groups son@ecm-inc.com or facethat planned events last book.com/sunthisweek. year were the American

Dakota County parks open reservations for picnic shelters Reservations for Dakota County picnic shelters opened Jan. 14 for 2013. Dakota County has shelters at Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings and Rosemount; Lake Byllesby Regional Park (adjacent to the Lake Byllesby Campground) near Cannon Falls; Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan; Thompson County Park in West St. Paul; and

Miesville Ravine Park Reserve near Miesville. Each shelter has picnic tables and grills. Other amenities vary by location. All shelters are equipped for people with special needs. For more information or to check shelter availability, visit www.dakotacounty.us/parks. Call the Dakota County Parks Department, (952) 891-7996, to make a reservation.

Easter Job Transitions Group Jane Marie Rief will be the speaker at the Jan. 22 meeting of the Easter Job Transitions Group from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Easter Lutheran Church, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Rief will share her experience moving from employee to consultant.

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As the new economic development director for Dakota Electric Association, Mark Lofthus will be connecting the electrical cooperative with small business owners, governments and entrepreneurs who rely on that electricity to keep their businesses running. “Economic development can be a mystery to people,” Lofthus, 58, said. “We want to help our members to be as successful as they can be. At Dakota Electric, it’s being a resource for our members and that involves also helping the cities and the counties that are in our territory. Overall, having a thriving business sector in our territory is an advantage to all the people who live and work in Dakota County.” He will also be working with Dakota Electric’s website to maintain and enhance the economic development section of the website, www.ecd.dakotaelectric.com. If a business or individual is looking to start a business or expand a business in Dakota Electric’s territory, Lofthus hopes to become one of the resources they will turn to first. “Economic development, there’s a lot of technical things, but a lot of it is information and the network,” Lofthus said. “If you’re part of the network, you can get things done. That’s what it says on our card, ‘the power of human connections.’ ” Lofthus brings more than 30 years experience in economic development to Dakota Electric. He first heard about the opening this summer, when LaDonna Boyd, the coopera-

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Mark Lofthus has been the new economic development director for Dakota Electric Association for about two months. He brings to the cooperative 24 years experience working in the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. tive’s longtime economic development director, announced she was retiring. Lofthus had been working for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for the last 24 years and was looking for a change. He had been there through five governors and 10 different commissioners and was looking for a way to work more directly with economic development projects. He found that at Dakota Electric. He describes the work environment at Dakota Electric as having a “family feel.” Several walls are lined with photos of employees who have spent more than 25 years working for the cooperative, and as he walks those halls

every day, he is reminded why people stay with the cooperative. “People enjoy their work,” Lofthus said. “It’s a palpable feeling of satisfaction.” Lofthus will be relying on his years with the DEED to bring many personal and business connections to his new role at Dakota Electric. He has started to investigate ways that Dakota Electric can continue to help members grow while providing resources to help existing businesses and those interested in starting businesses in Dakota Electric’s territory. He aims to reinvigorate existing partnerships and create new ones, meeting face-to-face with those who are the drivers of the

economy. “If you can’t partner with people on a regular basis, economic development doesn’t work very well,” he said. “I’d like them to look to me with confidence and trust. You’ve got to be able to work behind the scenes with partners to get things done.” One of the biggest challenges he sees facing the business community, from an economic standpoint, is filling open positions with qualified workers. He will be working with other partners to ensure workforce development centers are providing customized training to create qualified workers for those open positions within Dakota Electric’s territory. What Lofthus most enjoys about economic development is the ability to learn new things. “A lot of economic development is information,” he said, “to be able to be that resource. I’ve discovered already that there are existing businesses that are looking to grow or looking for another location. The role that I can play is to be there on behalf of Dakota County and listen to them.” He can then advise them as they contemplate the next steps in the process, matching businesses with the services they will need to succeed. Lofthus lives in Edina with his wife, Marian. They have one daughter, Emma, who is studying at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Lofthus will be attending many early morning and late evening meetings, but in his free time, he enjoys playing golf and guitar.

Mentoring opportunities through Kids ‘n Kinship Mentors are needed for youths in Dakota County through Kids ’n Kinship, a local nonprofit that matches children ages 5 to 16 with volunteer mentors for weekly activities in the community. In Apple Valley, there are 13 children currently matched with mentors,

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At Tuesday night’s public input meeting at Lebanon Hills Visitor Center in Eagan, Kurt Chatfield, right, a planner with the Dakota County Office of Planning, visits with Eagan residents John and Danielle Plut, and Tim Solomonson, an employee with HKGI, the company helping Dakota County plan and landscape its greenways. Dakota County is proposing a 200-mile network of multi-use paved trails throughout the county. The Lake Marion/ South Creek Greenway is an 18-mile route from Farmington to Burnsville. two master plans for gre- with what Farmington has enways. Starting in the already set out in its parks summer of 2012, planners and recreation planning, began routing the Lake but the final route will be Marion/South Creek Gre- tweaked as the planning enway and the Mendota/ office receives public inLebanon Hills Greenway. put. By early summer, hopes “What we are learning, are to finalize the master based upon our experience plans and approvals. with the Mississippi River Mertens said it could Greenway, it isn’t set in take as much as 20 years stone until the time we are before the lines on the map drawing the final design become reality, but the and engineering,” Mertens planning office wanted to said. create a master plan so if Kurt Chatfield, another developers were building planner with the Dakota along any of the routes, County Office of Planthey could see where the ning, said that 80 percent county is hoping to put of the greenway will not trails and might even begin run along a road. The goal developing those trails as is to create an open space they build neighborhoods. with a natural experience. “Hopefully, we wake “Communities have up and it’s all connected invested so much in their someday,” Mertens said. parks systems, and these The Lake Marion/ greenways will connect South Creek Greenway people to those parks,” will connect the Minne- Chatfield said. sota River in Burnsville to The Big Rivers Trail Rambling River Park in in the Mendota area has Farmington. In the Farm- already been developed. ington area, the greenway Chatfield said an estimatwill travel five miles be- ed 140,000 people use that tween the downtowns of 3 1/2-mile trail every year. Lakeville and Farmington, Currently, there is no eventually traveling onto price tag for the Lake existing trails at the Ram- Marion/South Creek Grebling River Park in Farm- enway, but Chatfield said ington and connecting figures should be available to the North Creek Gre- in about three months. enway. Mertens said the route is pretty consistent

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Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce events: • Thursday, Jan. 17, 5 to 7 p.m., Business After Hours, Life Wellness Center, 10551 165th St. W. • Friday, Jan. 25, 8 to 8:30 a.m., Minnesota Chamber Conference Call, chamber conference room. • Friday, Jan. 25, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, Orchard Lake Elementary School. • Monday, Jan. 28, 64th annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Dinner, Crystal Lake Golf Club, 16725 Innsbrook Drive. Social hour, 6 p.m. Dinner and program, 7 p.m. Cost: $50. Information: Michele Shea or Linda Rynda at (952) 469-2020. River Heights Chamber of Commerce events: • Thursday, Jan. 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Annual Meeting, Southview Country Club, 239 E. Mendota Road, West St. Paul. Cost: $45. Information: Jennifer Gale at jennifer@riverheights.com. • Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7:30 to 9 a.m., South St. Paul Local Issues, Central Square Community Center, 100 Seventh Ave. N., South St. Paul. Information: Chaz Kleinsteuber at chaz@riverheights.com. • Thursday, Jan. 24, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Business Card Exchange, VFW, 111 S. Concord Exchange, South St. Paul. Information: Chaz Kleinsteuber at chaz@riverheights.com. Ongoing Platinum Partners, a chapter of BNI, welcomes one representative

from each profession and meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Lakeville Green Mill. To learn more, call Amy at (952) 2267741. Creative Networking Professionals, an independent business networking group, meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at JoJo’s Rise and Wine in Burnsville from 8 to 9 a.m. The group is focused on creating interpersonal relationships to grow business-to-business referrals. Yearly dues are $65. New members are welcome. Members are limited to one per professional category. For more information, contact Jeff Rothmeyer at JeffR@Roundbank.com or see www. CreativeNetworkingProfessionals. com. Dakota Business Partners meets every Tuesday from 8:15-9:30 a.m. at AmericInn, 17145 Kenyon Ave. (just off Interstate 35 and County Road 50), Lakeville. For why our group is different and more information visit www. dakotabusinesspartners.com or find us on Facebook. Network Unlimited South Valley Chapter, a professional networking chapter, meets Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at Valley Tap House, 14889 Florence Trail, Apple Valley. To see if your category is open go to www.NetworkUnlimited.org. Network Unlimited Eagan Chapter, a professional networking chapter, meets Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at Caspers Cherokee of Eagan, 4625 Nicols Road, Eagan. To see if

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fight cancer in a different way,” he said. “And it’s easier to run with a group of people than doing it alone.” That year, Boese raised $2,000 while training with the nonprofit, which is twice the amount required to participate. “Watching him cross the finish line was so emotional,” Boese’s mother,

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Democrats seek to raise state’s minimum wage Minnesota’s is lower than the federal level by T.W. Budig ECM CAPITOL REPORTER

Democrats are looking to increase the state’s minimum wage. Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, is proposing to increase the minimum wage for employers with annual revenue of more than $625,000 by more than a dollar an hour. Her bill would push the minimum wage up from $6.15 an hour to at least $7.50. Eaton, who presented her bill at a Senate DFL rollout of top legislation Thursday, Jan. 10, said it’s been a Minnesota value “that honest, hardworking people deserve a fair minimum wage.” “Whether it’s the teenager with a part-time job or the low-income worker struggling to stretch each paycheck, putting more money in the pockets of minimum wage earners is good for the whole econ-

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omy,” she said in a statement. A couple with two children working for minimum wage must work 155 hours a week in order

to support them, Eaton said. Democrats gauge the proposed minimum wage hike by comparing it to the existing federal mini-

mum wage of $7.25 an hour. Only the states of Minnesota, Arkansas, Georgia, and Wyoming have state minimum wages

lower than the federal. Five states, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama, have no minimum wage laws at all, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota have higher minimum wages than Minnesota: $7.25 an hour. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFLCook, described Eaton’s minimum wage bill as “something very close to me.” Eaton’s bill does not change the minimum wage for smaller employers, those bringing in less than $625,000 a year. That is left at $5.25 an hour. But the legislation includes a minimum wage inflation adjustment provision. Ryan Winkler, chairman of the House Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs, believes the House will vote to increase the minimum wage. “I don’t know what the magic number is,” said

Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley. He said he favors an inflation adjustment provision. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton supports increasing the minimum wage. “Yes, for over 10 years the governor has supported a higher minimum wage,” said Dayton spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci. “In fact, he believes the minimum wage should be a living wage-so that a working person is able to support a family of four, at least at the federal poverty level.” The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce opposes raising the minimum wage. “Raising the minimum wage negatively impacts job growth and hurts businesses that are already struggling in a tough economy,” said Ben Gerber, the chamber’s Energy & Labor/Management Policy manager. Tim Budig is at tim.budig@ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

Constitutional amendments may become harder to put on the ballot in Minnesota Thursday that would make it harder for lawHouse Majority makers to place proposed Leader Tom Bakk, DFL- constitutional amendCook, unrolled a bill on ments on the ballot. by T.W. Budig SUN THISWEEK

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Education Briefs College news Iowa State University, fall 2012 graduates, from Apple Valley – Maria Hannasch, B.S., construction engineering, summa cum laude, and B.S., German; from Rosemount – Matthew Stockman, B.S., finance. St. Cloud State University, fall 2012 dean’s list, from Rosemount – Kelsey Berres, Robert Gibson, Matthew Lauter, Anna

O’Neill. St. Mary’s University, Winona, fall 2012 dean’s list, from Rosemount – Abbie Bauernfeind, daughter of Steve and Nancy Bauernfeind; Paige Carter, daughter of Chuck and Terry Carter. Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, fall 2012 dean’s list, Taylor Beattie, son of Michael and Mary Beattie of Apple Valley.

Pancake breakfast The Rosemount High School Senior Class Party will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Fireside Restaurant. Cost is $7.50, which includes two pancakes, two eggs, bacon, sausage and coffee or orange juice. Proceeds go towards the RHS Senior Class Party.

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a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The room is located in the Rosemount ComThe following activities are sponsored munity Center and allows seniors a place by the Rosemount Parks and Recreation to stop by and socialize during the week. Department and the Rosemount Area Seniors. For more information, call the Rosemount Parks and Recreation De- Driver improvement partment at (651) 322-6000. classes for seniors Monday, Jan. 21 – Bridge, 9 a.m., Do The Minnesota Highway Safety CenDrop Inn; 500, 1 p.m., DDI. ter will offer 55-plus driver-improvement Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Coffee, 8 a.m. to courses on the following days: 1 p.m., Rosemount Cub; Bid Euchre, 9 • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 (foura.m., DDI. Wednesday, Jan. 23 – Water Color hour refresher), Heritage Center, 20110 Painting, 9 a.m., DDI; Velvet Tones, 10 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. • Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 (four-hour a.m., Apple Valley Senior Center; Card refresher), Burnsville Senior Center – Bingo, 1 p.m., DDI. ISD 191, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Thursday, Jan. 24 – Advisory Board, Burnsville. 9 a.m., Rosemount Community Center; • 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 (four-hour refreshCribbage, 1 p.m., DDI. er), Burnsville Senior Center – ISD 191, Friday, Jan. 25 – Euchre, 9 a.m., DDI; Lunch Out, 11:30 a.m., Fireside in Rose- 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. • 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 11 (four-hour mount; Bowling, 1 p.m., Apple Place in refresher), Burnsville Senior Center – Apple Valley. ISD 191, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Grand Casino Hinckley trip, WednesBurnsville. day, Jan. 30 – The bus will depart from The courses are open to the public; the Rosemount Community Center at however, preregistration is requested. 8:15 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Cost is The fee for the four-hour refresher is $20; $25. Registration can be done at the Rosemount Parks and Recreation office; the eight-hour course is $24. For more information or to register, visit www.mnregistration deadline is Jan. 23. The Rosemount Area Seniors “Do safetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294. Drop Inn” is open to senior citizens 9

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scribes herself as a regular customer and had stopped at Pardon My French for some baked goods. “It was my favorite place,� she said. “I always felt it was Eagan’s gold mine.� Pongratz said she often recommended the restaurant to friends and family due to its “amazing atmosphere and food.� Several other patrons expressed their dismay on Facebook. “Boo ... Huge loss for Eagan and south suburbs in general,� said Lucy Maghrak in one post. There are indications that the location in the Mall of America, which opened in 2011, wasn’t as popular as the Eagan restaurant. One Facebook comment described the Eagan location as “terrific,� but the MOA site as “always disappointing.� Customers weren’t the only ones sad to see the French bakery go. “It’s a terrible loss for so many in the region,� said Ruthe Batulis, executive director of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Batulis said chamber members were big fans of Pardon My French. “It was a wonderful concept for the community that brought fine French cuisine to the area

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Regular customers expressed their dismay on Facebook upon hearing Pardon My French closed in Eagan and at the Mall of America. and enhanced the region,� sandwiches, salads, French she said. pizzas and box lunches. Pardon My French It also had a wine bar was opened in Eagan in that emphasized French 2008 by Frederic Klein, wines and offered cheese, an experienced pastry chef pastries and appetizers. from France who moved Klein didn’t return reto the United States six quests for comment. years earlier. The restaurant offered Jessica Harper is at jessica. a selection of freshly pre- harper@ecm-inc.com or pared food, including facebook.com/sunthisweek. pastries, truffles, soups,

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Eagan restaurant Pardon My French closed on Jan. 13 after serving the community for nearly five years.

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Legislatures. Money would be better spent working with at-risk families to improve students’ “executive functions,� such as conversation, self-control and getting along in groups. “To my way of thinking, expanding kindergarten is too late,� said Myhra, the lead Republican on the House Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy Committee. “We really need to work with families that are in pov-

erty or having difficulties earlier on to avoid some of those problems. Some parents, for example, don’t realize the importance of reading to their children, having conversations.� Myhra said she intends to introduce legislation to fund “voluntary home visits� to at-risk families. Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher enthusiastically endorsed the proposal for free, all-day kindergarten statewide. “Providing universal access to all-day, every day kindergarten would

be among the most significant steps Minnesota has ever taken to reduce the academic achievement gap,� said the teacher union president. “It’s a proven approach that educators can support as it moves through the Legislature.� Dayton has indicated that early childhood education was one of his top legislative priorities. T.W. Budig can be reached at tim.budig@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.


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Business Briefs Apple Valley manager among ‘Forty Under 40’ John Miller of James Barton DesignBuild, Apple Valley, has been named to Professional Remodeler Magazine’s “Forty Under 40.� The distinction was made based on Miller’s leadership skills, professional and personal experiences, innovation in the industry and his role in professional and charitable organizations. Miller has been with the company for 12 years and is currently a sales/general manager. He is a 1998 graduate of Apple Valley High School.

Smith moves to Lutheran Social Service Nyam Smith of Eagan has been named associate vice president of family services at St. Paul-based Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Smith moves into this new position after serving as executive director of the YMCA of Greater Twin Cites-Eagan Branch. Smith received a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from State University of New York at Albany and a master’s degree in organizational management and leadership from Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. Smith is a member of the Eagan Rotary Club and is Eagan Business Council’s representative for the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Eagan Lions Club and The Monitors Club.

Brian T. Brakke named vice president Brian T. Brakke has joined Merchants Bank in Rosemount as a vice president and business banker. He has more than 25 years of banking experience, including 15 years with Anchor Bank and 12 years with US Bank. Brakke has a history of community involvement, including current board positions with the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and Ordway Circle of

Stars. He is also involved with the Burnsville Rotary Finance Committee, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. His past involvement includes board positions with the Saint Paul Chamber Charitable Foundation and Home Equity Service of Saint Paul Inc. Brakke holds an undergraduate degree from Augsburg College and a graduate degree from the University of St. Thomas.

“Using Your LinkedIn Network to Ask for Referrals� at the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast with Champions from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1975 Rahncliff Court, Eagan. Cost includes breakfast and is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, email Jessy Annoni at jannoni@ dcrchamber.com or call (651) 288-9202.

Credit union brings Sullivan named personal holiday cheer to families banking officer Burnsville-based US Federal Credit Karen Sullivan has been hired as a personal banking officer at Merchants Bank in Lakeville. Sullivan has been in banking for seven years. Before joining Merchants, she worked as a personal banker for Bremer Bank in Plymouth and Associated Bank in Burnsville. She is involved in a number of community organizations in the area including Second Harvest, Junior Achievement and United Way.

Builders group announces new officers The Builders Association of the Twin Cities inducted its 2013 president and board of directors on Jan. 9. Pamela Belz, project developer with Senior Housing Partners, a division of Presbyterian Homes and Services, was elected to serve as president for 2013. Local members elected to the executive board: Builder Vice President – Shawn Nelson, New Spaces, Burnsville; Secretary – Daryl Dohr, Marvin Windows and Doors, Eagan; Past President’s Advisory Council – Doug Nelson, New Spaces, Burnsville. Local member elected to the board of directors: Pattie Martin, Glowing Hearth & Home, Burnsville.

Union partnered with Southern Anoka Community Assistance to participate in SACA’s Holiday Toy Drive in December. Donations were collected at the credit union’s corporate office in Burnsville and the Fridley branch location. Together, US Federal employees and members donated over $400 in new, unwrapped toys. This is the third year the credit union has participated in the toy drive.

BabyLove wins grant from Sam’s Club Eagan-based BabyLove, an independent childbirth education center, won a $1,000 grant from Sam’s Club and SCORE and will receive an-all-expensespaid trip to Dallas, Texas, to attend a Jan. 23-24 marketing workshop. BabyLove offers more than 20 classes on childbirth, potty training, car seat safety and more.

Eagan dentists Give Kids a Smile

Park Dental Eagan dentists Heidi Diekmann and Jennifer Idziorek, along with their staff, will participate in the Minnesota Dental Association’s annual Give Kids a Smile program. Park Dental Eagan will provide free selected dental treatments on Feb. 1 to children age 15 and younger. An appointment must be scheduled to receive care. Patients seekBreakfast with ing appointments must be accompanied Champions is Jan. 24 by a parent or legal guardian. For inforSales guru Scott Plum will present mation and to schedule an appointment,

contact Lynn at Park Dental Eagan, (651) 454-2700.

Mackin distributes Playaway products Mackin Educational Resources, Burnsville, has entered into a new distribution partnership with Findaway World, a leader in the audiobook industry. With the partnership, Mackin becomes one of a select few distributors of Playaway products in the nationwide K-12 school market. To kick off the partnership, Findaway World will give away three $1,000 Playaway starter collections to schools. School librarians and teachers can visit school.playaway.com to enter the contest through May 30.

Sport Clips Haircuts to open location Sport Clips Haircuts will open its second Eagan location at 2000 Rahncliff Road on Jan. 18. Preston Luman, team leader for both Eagan Sport Clips, also has stores in Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Lakeville, and one planned for Apple Valley later this year. Store hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. MondayFriday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit http://haircutmencliffroadeaganmn.com/.

Lakeville company dedicates solar power Performance Office Papers, Lakeville, dedicated its new 200-kilowatt photovoltaic solar system on Jan. 11. The 1,054 panels installed on the roof were made in Bloomington by tenKsolar Inc. and installed by Sundial Solar, a Minneapolis company. The system is the largest of its kind in Minnesota and is expected to produce 290,000 kilowatt hours of electricity yearly.

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Recreation Supervisor Lisa Maurer has been named the city of Rosemount’s 2012 Employee of the Year for her service to the organization and the community it serves. “Lisa consistently provides high quality programs, creates valuable collaborations, and is a vital resource to the community,� said Rosemount Parks and Recreation Director Dan Schultz. “She is an extremely focused person and works very efficiently. Lisa’s strong work ethic and willingness to overcome the challenges are just some of the attributes that make her an excellent employee.� Maurer was among five employees nominated for the recognition by colleagues. Her selection for the top honor was made by the city’s management team, led by City Admin-

istrator Dwight Johnson. Maurer’s main duties include coordinating youth and family recreational activities, overseeing the production of the Parks and Recreation brochure, and supervising rentals of the Steeple Center. Maurer joined the Rosemount staff in October 1997. She earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota. She is the 10th recipient of the annual award, created by the City to honor employees who provide excellent customer service, achieve savings and efficiency in government, and serve as models of safe work habits. Names of employees of the year are engraved on a plaque displayed in the upper lobby of Rosemount City Hall.

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for more than 25 students. Each student experienced business first hand, shadowed employees and participated in organizational operations. One intern has started her own business, another has been hired by a chamber member, and all have benefited from the business experience as they make career decisions. “Ruthe has long been an advocate for healthy workplace initiatives,� said Engdahl. “She has offered innovative programming to members so they could leverage her successes to create a healthier workplace in their businesses. Ruthe purchased a recumbent bike to have onsite for staff to use for exercise during the winter months, and she was the first person I ever saw using a stability ball for a chair at her desk.� Batulis is currently a member of the Eagan Rotary, the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board, the Business Services Committee, and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce board of directors where she is the chair of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives. She has served on numerous statewide and regional boards. A search committee has been formed to identify her replacement.

technology task force. Under her leadership, the DCR Chamber and its members have scored numerous wins in support of area businesses, including defeat of a proposed Eagan city charter, a restrictive sign ordinance, and various permitting issues. Batulis also initiated an information campaign against unionization for family home child care providers, spurring action around the state and defeat of the measure. Recently, Batulis organized business input regarding Sales and Use Tax audits which have provided challenges in the business community. In response to the education achievement gap in Minnesota, Batulis organized a successful bus tour of large employers for teachers, principals, and superintendents representing six Dakota County school districts. This led to the formation of the Business and Education Leadership Roundtable, which brings together thought leaders and innovators from business and education. The Roundtable’s findings will be published in February. As a chamber president, Batulis has provided mentorships and internships

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14A January 18, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount

Sports Fritze won’t be off the sideline for long Retired AVHS football coach will work with college team by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

Mike Fritze never said he was retiring from football, and after a two-month break he’s back in the game. After closing his career as a teacher and coach at Apple Valley High School in November, he’s now at the University of Minnesota Crookston, where he will be defensive coordinator and assist with the Golden Eagles’ recruiting. That didn’t come about by happenstance. UMC’s head coach is Paul Miller, who led Apple Valley High School to state championships in 1986 and 1993. Fritze worked on Miller’s staff at Apple Valley before succeeding him as head coach in the mid-1990s. Miller, in turn, worked for Fritze as the AVHS offensive coordinator in 2008. “I plan to be coaching football for a long time,” Fritze said. “When Paul and I got together, we started talking about our careers and what we wanted to do, and one of those things was that we wanted to work together again.” Fritze actually planned

Photo by Mike Shaughnessy

Mike Fritze addresses his players after Apple Valley’s game against Totino-Grace in the 2012 state Class 5A football playoffs. It was the last game as Eagles head coach for Fritze, who retired from his teaching and coaching positions at Apple Valley High School last November. Last week he was named defensive coordinator at the University of Minnesota Crookston. to retire from Apple Valley scinding his retirement, he appointment became ofafter the 2011 season, and coached Apple Valley to an ficial Jan. 10. He will split plans were in place for him 8-3 season and its first state time between Crookston to join the UMC staff as playoff berth since 1993. and his home in the south offensive coordinator. He Once he was free and metro suburbs. That arthen found out he needed to clear to join the Golden rangement, Fritze said, work in School District 196 Eagles, they had a vacancy would not have been possifor one more year before on their staff for a defen- ble without the support of becoming eligible to retire sive coordinator, and Fritze his wife Kris, who he said with full benefits. After re- stepped into that role. His has unlimited patience with

Jones sets new school record for points Apple Valley junior leads team to overtime win against Panthers by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK

Junior Tyus Jones became Apple Valley’s alltime leading scorer on Tuesday night in a 79-75 overtime victory at Lakeville North with 1,739 points. He said he was humbled by the record considering he broke former teammate Tom Schalk’s record, with whom he played with during his eighth- and ninthgrade seasons. “He made my job a lot easier because he was an unbelievable scorer,” Jones said. “He was a big part of my success. He was a leader. Someone I could look to and help me get used to the varsity system.” Schalk is currently a sophomore forward with Division I men’s basketball team at William & Mary in Virginia. Scoring isn’t always Jones’ primary focus. Jones broke the school assist record nearly a year ago in a game against Eagan on Photo by Andy Rogers Jan. 17, 2012. Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones broke the school record for points scored on Tuesday night at Lakeville North. See JONES, 15A

the coaching lifestyle. Miller joined UMC as offensive coordinator in 2011 and became head coach last year. The Golden Eagles were 2-9 in 2012 following back-to-back 1-10 seasons. UMC plays in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, one of the nation’s strongest Division II football leagues. NSIC member Minnesota-Duluth won national championships in 2008 and 2010, and Minnesota State, Mankato reached the Division II semifinals in 2012. As if the NSIC schools didn’t provide enough competition for recruits, North Dakota State isn’t far away. The Bison earlier this month won their second consecutive NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title. Fritze will help recruit the Twin Cities for UMC. There’s a smattering of players from South Suburban Conference high schools on the Golden Eagles’ roster, and the coaches want to get more Minnesotans overall. About onethird of the players on the

2012 roster were from Minnesota. “Our main selling point is it’s a University of Minnesota degree,” Fritze said. “We don’t have the number of programs they have at the main campus because we’re a smaller school with about 1,700 students. We tell (recruits), ‘Small school, big degree.’ When they graduate from here, they’ll have a degree with U of M on it.” Fritze was defensive coordinator for Apple Valley’s 1993 state championship team and already is planning changes for the Golden Eagles’ defense. “Our biggest problem was we gave up a lot of big plays, a lot of plays of 10 yards or more,” he said. “We’re going to use more of a 4-2-5 alignment. It’s kind of a nickel package, except we’ll use it all the time. It’s what the Vikings were playing against Green Bay when (Antoine) Winfield was being used as another strong safety.” Fritze said it worked out for the best that he stayed at Apple Valley one See FRITZE, 15A

Eastview goalie stands his ground Driscoll makes 64 saves in upset of fifth-ranked Eagan by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

It’s an axiom that dates to when they played hockey on frozen rivers: A team with a hot goalie is tough to beat. Fans at Eagan Civic Arena know that to be true after watching Eastview goalie Zachary Driscoll work some magic Saturday night. The sophomore made 64 saves as the Lightning upset fifth-ranked Eagan 4-2 in a South Suburban Conference boys game. “He had, to say the least, a huge game,” Eastview coach Drey Bradley said. “He stood on his head, as they say. “Eagan is a really good team. They challenged us the whole game and Zach had to make a number of great saves. Their shots didn’t all come from the outside.” Driscoll played Bantam hockey last year before joining the high school program. He did not have a starting job handed to him as the Lightning also had a returning senior goalie, Matt Montgomery. Montgomery has a 2.38 goals-against average and .904 save percentage, numbers that would be

envied by some starters in the South Suburban Conference. But Driscoll has been on fire recently with a 2.04 goals-against average, .940 save percentage and 7-2 record as a starter. “We have to ride (Driscoll) now, as long as he’s playing so well,” Bradley said. “Monty (Montgomery) understands that. Right now, it’s his role to be the backup.” Senior forward Ryan McNamara scored twice against Eagan, including the game-winner at 13:16 of the third period. McNamara also had an assist on Mitch Beattie’s secondperiod goal. Beattie assisted on Jake McGlocklin’s empty-net goal with three seconds remaining. Eagan, which outshot Eastview 66-25, saw its South Suburban Conference lead shrink to two points over Bloomington Jefferson and Prior Lake. Eastview, meanwhile, is quietly making strides. The Lightning, looking for its first winning season since 2007-08, improved to 10-6 overall and 4-4 in the South Suburban after beating Eagan. The team had won six of its last seven going into Tuesday night’s game against Prior

Lake. “We came into the season feeling like we had some good depth, better than we’ve had recently,” Bradley said. “We also had two good goalies that were going to battle for playing time. “Now we’re at the stage where if we play 51 minutes, we have a chance to win. But we’ve got to do that consistently.” McNamara leads Eastview with 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 16 games. Nick Abbott and Beattie have 16 points each, and McGlocklin has 15. Eastview’s top line of McNamara, Abbott and McGlocklin was on the ice for all four Lightning goals in the Eagan game. The other lines have been playing well defensively, and Bradley said he’s hoping they will pop in a few more goals in the weeks before the section playoffs. The Lightning returns to action against Lakeville North at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Apple Valley Sports Arena. Mike Shaughnessy is at mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc. com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

Irish survives tough schedule Eagan/Eastview skiers are Rosemount wrestlers third in Centennial tourney prominent at Buck Hill Invite by Mike Shaughnessy strong finish. Last week, Rosa, a senior who’s No. 7 SUN THISWEEK

To some, it might seem that the wrestling season is just cranking up. To Rosemount, the first half of the season might have been a battle for survival. The Irish took third place last weekend at the Centennial Invitational, finished in the top half of a 66-team tournament in North Dakota, and faced the second- and thirdranked teams in Class 3A in dual meets – all while waiting for some injured wrestlers to work their way back into the lineup. Could it be any more difficult? “We’re 3-3 in the (South Suburban) conference and we’re pretty happy with that, considering two of the top three teams in the state are in our conference,” coach Brett Larson said. “The schedule was tough early, but I think that was good for our kids.” Rosemount already has its regular-season matches against No. 2-ranked Apple Valley and No. 3 Prior Lake out of the way, which leads to hope for a

the Irish defeated Bloomington Kennedy to even their conference record. On Saturday, they finished third at the Centennial Invitational. Six Irish wrestlers – Conner Hagen, Austin Swanson, Jake Baker, Sam Moeller, Dan Rosa and Grant Jackson – went 3-0 in the event. “It was OK,” Larson said. “We lost to Centennial, but they always have a solid team. We thought we wrestled well all day.” Finishing 23rd at the Rumble on the Red Tournament in Fargo, N.D., over the holiday break also was a noteworthy achievement, Larson said. The tournament attracts a number of highly regarded teams from throughout the Midwest. Moeller won five of seven matches at the Rumble on the Red and finished seventh at 182 pounds. He’s ranked sixth in Class 3A at 170. “He’s 17-4 and all four of his losses are to highly ranked wrestlers,” Larson said. Rosemount’s other state-ranked wrestler is

in Class 3A at 120 with a 19-2 record. Larson said the Irish’s lineup was set fairly early in the season, so they’ve been able to use matches and tournaments to get the wrestlers sharp for section competition beginning next month. Rosemount has one wrestler who has yet to compete this season because of an injury, but he’s close to returning, Larson said. As challenging as the first half of the season was, the remaining schedule doesn’t provide much of a letup. Rosemount wrestles at Lakeville South at 7 p.m. Thursday and goes to the Eastview Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Irish will hold a four-team, round-robin tournament Jan. 26. One of the teams coming to visit is Henry Sibley, a potential opponent in the Section 3 tournament.

AV/Rosemount boys team places 7th

by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

The Buck Hill Invitational draws one of the strongest fields of the high school Alpine skiing season, perhaps even stronger than the state meet. Against that stout competition, Eagan/Eastview had the second-place boys team, the third-place girls team and the boys individual champion. Not much to complain about there, and Eagan/ Eastview coach Bob Boldus wasn’t about to start. “The kids did great,” Boldus said. “Everybody stood, everybody finished. Our kids concentrated on the team aspect of the meet. They really wanted to do well as a team against such a strong field.” Tommy Anderson, an Eagan ninth-grader who placed 11th at the 2012 state meet, won the boys individual title at the Jan. Mike Shaughnessy is at 11 meet at Buck Hill. mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc. As fast as he skied, Ancom or facebook.com/sunderson also bought into thisweek. the importance of making sure he completed two

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Claire Hefko of Eagan/Eastview is shown competing at a recent South Suburban Conference Alpine skiing meet. She helped her team finish third at the Buck Hill Invitational last week. runs for the team’s benefit, with 296.270. Third-place Boldus said. Stillwater was about four “He’s been skiing very, points behind Eagan/Eastvery well,” Boldus said. view. “When you’re going up Andrew Finnegan of against great competition Eagan/Eastview was 21st like we saw in that meet, overall in 48.14. Parker there’s a temptation to go Zeilon had a two-run time all-out, but he kept the of 49.50 to place 30th. team aspect in mind.” Karl Nordmeyer (43rd, Edina won the team 51.00), Andrew Mikulchampionship with ski (47th, 51.17) and Luke 291.090 points, while Ea- Doolittle (56th, 52.27) gan/Eastview was second See ALPINE, 15A


SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount January 18, 2013 15A

Things coming together for Irish swimmers Section True Team meet is Saturday by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK

Rosemount will be fighting for bragging rights when it goes to the Section 3AA boys True Team swimming and diving meet. But it has nothing to do with any of the other teams that will compete at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. The Irish are trying to outdo what last year’s Rosemount team accomplished. That won’t be easy because the 2011-12 team set the bar high. That squad, led by a strong senior class, won the section title and went on to third place in the state Class AA True Team finals. “The kids we had last year and the ones we have this year, they were all friends,” Rosemount coach Tami Carlson said. “And I think that’s part of the reason why this year’s team has been working so hard. They want to beat what last year’s team did.” But the Irish don’t go into this year’s True Team section meet as the favorALPINE, from 14A also contributed to the second-place team score. Chaz Lindberg (88th) and Alex Olsen (129th) also skied for the Eagan/Eastview boys. The Eagan/Eastview girls faced a significant handicap before the Buck Hill Invitational even started – their fastest racer, Sally Anderson, was in Canada at an International Ski Federation meet. But they still had enough for a third-place finish in the 21-team competition. Minnetonka was first while Lakeville North took second, less than two points ahead of Eagan/ Eastview. JONES, from 14A “We have a good group of guys, so I can distribute and set guys up,” Jones said. “I’m taking what the defense gives me.” On Tuesday night Apple Valley built a healthy double-digit lead in the second half, but the Panthers chipped it to 65-65 in the final two minutes to send it to overtime. There, Jones took over scoring nine of his 22 points. Jones has been dealing with injuries recently, but he’s getting close to full strength. He sat out a three games with a back injury, but once that started feeling better FRITZE, from 14A more year. “I was able to finish with a group of seniors that I’d had since they were sophomores,” he said. “That felt better, and things look good for the program now. They’ll have 40 seniors next year and another 40 juniors. Numbers had been our biggest problem the last few years.” He arrived at AVHS in 1981 after five years at a high school in Wisconsin. His brother Dave already was working in District 196, and Mike Fritze said one of his ambitions was that they coach together. They did that until Dave Fritze went to Eagan High School to become head football coach there. For a number of years, the Fritze brothers were opposing head coaches at two rival high schools. Mike Fritze taught physical education and also coached basketball and

ite. Rosemount returned to the state Class AA rankings at No. 9, but Lakeville South, which also is going to the Section 3AA True Team meet, is ranked sixth. Lakeville North is No. 10. Rosemount also swims a dual meet against Lakeville South the final week of the regular season. Lakeville South is a tough matchup for the Irish, Carlson said. If the Irish can’t win the section championship, they might be able to qualify for the state finals (Jan. 26 at the University of Minnesota) by taking one of four available wild-card spots. Last year three teams from Section 3AA advanced to the state finals. “Our goal is to get to the state finals, either by winning the section or as a wild-card team,” Carlson said. After losing their season-opening dual meet to Eagan by two points, the Irish went on a roll. They won four consecutive South Suburban Conference meets and finished fifth in the top division at the Maroon and Gold In-

vitational. “Some of them might have come in a little out of shape, and it usually takes five or six weeks to get in really good shape,” Carlson said. “But I didn’t worry about that because they’re a hard-working, determined group. They still want to win our conference and section.” One of the Irish’s top swimmers, senior Sheldon Hatlen, has the metro area’s second-fastest reported time in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Daniel Monaghan is one of the top-ranked divers and Rosemount is ranked second in the metro in the 200 freestyle relay. Rosemount improved to 4-1 with a 95-85 victory over Apple Valley last Friday. Hatlen, Monaghan, Andrew Urness, Noah Peterson and Ian Gardiner won individual events. Matt Weber had the fastest time in the breaststroke. The Irish competed against Lakeville North on Tuesday needing a victory to keep alive their hopes of winning at least a piece of the South Suburban title.

Courtney Karnopp (50.86) and Claire Hefko (51.28) finished 23rd and 25th individually. Ali Hofstad was 32nd in 51.87. Erin Burns was 44th in 53.46, Sydney Anderson finished 58th in 55.18 and Katie Rian was 75th in 56.79. Lyndsey Auge was 94th and Chloe Hille was 146th. In South Suburban Conference regular-season meets, the Eagan/Eastview boys are undefeated and the girls team has lost only once. The conference championship will be determined during two meets Jan. 22 and 31 at Buck Hill. Eagan-Eastview teams also will compete in the

Welch Invitational on Friday at Welch Village.

Apple Valley/ Rosemount Ninth-grader Robert Hapke helped lead Apple Valley/Rosemount to seventh place in the boys team standings at the Buck Hill Invitational. Hapke had a two-run time of 46.82, good for 12th place. Chad Serba was 26th in 49.01. Apple Valley/Rosemount was 14th in the girls team competition. Chelsi Serba was the team’s top individual finisher in 45th place. Kaili Ahlberg finished 47th.

he sprained his ankle miss- crowd,” he said. “We’re geting another game. ting every opponents’ best “A win makes it feel a lot shot. ” better,” Jones said. “That back injury is pretty much healed up. That ankle injury is nagging me, but I’m getting close.” He played nearly the entire game against Lakeville North, which went into overtime, knowing the magnitude of the South Suburban Conference match. The Panthers came in ranked No. 10 in Class 4A, the only other team in the conference in the top 10, and undefeated in the DENNIS South Suburban. “They’re a great team AUSTIN and they have a great

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track. He was head basketball coach at AVHS for six years, leading the Eagles to the state tournament twice. Apple Valley athletic director Pete Buesgens did the math and concluded that Fritze had coached for 103 consecutive high school seasons in three sports. Fritze started the 2011-12 boys basketball season as an assistant on the Apple Valley staff but stepped down because NCAA rules do not allow a college coach to also coach a high school team. But he wanted to coach somewhere because he said the camaraderie between members of a staff was the most enjoyable part of the job. “That always was the most fun for me, and I’m also proud to have worked with the kids,” he said. “It was important to me to have Apple Valley guys on the staff, and now we have people who played here coming back to coach.”

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Dennis is a starting forward for the #2 ranked Apple Valley Eagles Basketball team this year. Dennis is the team leader in rebounds thru the first 11 games. Dennis is also averaging almost 13 points per game this season. His high for the year was 18 points versus perennial power Hopkins. The team is currently 10-1 this season.

Lizzy has been on the varsity alpine ski team since 7th grade. Recently, in their first race of the season, Lizzy finished in 1st place for the 1st time in her career, beating out numerous competitors from many of the top teams in the state. Lizzy has proven herself as one of the top ski racers in the state, as she has qualified individually for the state meet two years. She is hoping to lead her team to a return trip to the state meet this February.

Senior swimmer Christopher Kirchmann has helped the Tigers to an impressive start to the 2012-13 season. Most recently, Kirchmann finished in 1st place (100 Freestyle) and 2nd place (50 Freestyle) at the prestigious Maroon & Gold Invite held at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. Kirchmann was also a member of the 200 Freestyle Relay that finished in 5th place and the 200 Medley Relay that finished in 6th place.

2 x individual state qualifier 1 x team state qualifier 2 x All-Conference honors 1 x All-Conference Honorable Mention Honors

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Sun Newspapers (ECM Sun Group), publishers of community newspapers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, has an opening for a community editor. The editor will be based in the Osseo office & cover the city of Eden Prairie.

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Director of Rehabilitation/ Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Come see what we have to offer! Join our team of talented and experienced staff in a progressive rehab organization to lead a wide variety of programs. As the director you would oversee the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehab (CSMR) at two locations, hospital rehab, long term care services, home care therapy, athletic trainers and works systems. The ideal candidate will have current licensure in physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy with seven years management experience. As part of the Northfield Hospital & Clinics system, we are located in Northfield, a vibrant college city located just south of the Twin Cities, and serving patients in the Northfield and south metro communities as an independent health system.

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FHMC Patient Services Representative (Ref. #720) (All FamilyHealth Medical Clinics) (Casual Call)

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

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18A January 18, 2013 SUN THISWEEK - Apple Valley - Rosemount

theater and arts briefs

theater and arts calendar

Family Night at IMAX Theatre

and April 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.

Clint Black tickets on sale

The IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley will host Family Night on Monday, Jan. 21. Admission for the 6:30 p.m. showing of “Wild Safari” is $5 per person. Complimentary Subway sandwich and drink (while supplies last) will be served in the lobby beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, to Clint Black’s 7:30 p.m. April 11 show at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets are $55 and are available at the box office, at jadepresents.com, at all Ticketmaster locations, at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Auditions for office comedy Expressions Community Theater will hold auditions for the office comedy “Wage Warfare” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, and Tuesday, Feb. 5., at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. If required, callbacks will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Casting will be for: • Hope, 20s-30s, young and hard-working. • Bonnie, late 30s-60, the motherly type – Ms. Manners on the outside and a back-stabber on the inside. • Mr. Clogsworth, late 20s and up, the boss – naïve, cheerful and friendly. • UPS Man, 20-30s. • Aaron Starr, star singer and guitarist (guitar experience preferred, but not required). • Buffy, teenage appearance – girl whose sole life is texting. Auditions will consist of readings from the script; no appointment is necessary. For more information, contact the director by email at JAndrewWilkins@gmail. com or call (612) 293-0173. The play runs April 1213 and 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.

The Dakota Valley Symphony has announced an informal parlor concert with pianist Roberto Plano on Feb. 8. The concert will be hosted by Doug and Peggy Maloney in their Lakeville home. The 7:45 p.m. concert will be preceded with a 6:30 social hour and dinner. A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets for the concert are $40 including dinner and can be purchased in person at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center box office, or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or Ticketmaster.com. Plano is in the Twin Cities thanks to a grant from Frontier Communications, which is sponsoring his appearance at the Dakota Valley Symphony “Grieg meets Verdi” concert on Feb. 10 at BPAC.

School of Rock performs Burnsville School of Rock will present “The Music of Van Halen” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at Bogart’s Place, 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley. Tickets are $5 in advance from performers, $10 at the door. Music will begin at noon with Eden Prairie School of Rock’s performance of AC/DC and Pink Floyd. Call (952) 898-7625 for more information.

Chorale seeks singers The South Metro Chorale is seeking additional singers, especially tenors and basses, for the second half of its season. Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. Information can be found at www.southmetrochorale. org. Contact Russell Adrian for audition information at director@southmetrochorale.org or by phone at (316) 217-5525.

Chinese dance performance Nineteen girls from Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville and Rosemount will join a cast of 135 performers from across the metro for the 20th annual production show for CAAM Chinese Dance Theater Jan. 26-27 at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at The College of St. Catherine, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. Performances will be 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 27. Tickets are $15 at www. caamcdt.org or (651) 7740806. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

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Rosemount’s Steeple Center. Tickets are $39 and are available at www.rosemountarts.com.

Exhibits An acrylic painting exhibit by Sue Kemnitz is on display through Jan. 30 at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Information: (952) 985-4640. “Our Burnsville” exhibit by the Burnsville Historical Society chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society will be on display Jan. 3-31 in the gallery at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave.

Workshops/classes/other The Allegro Choral Academy, a south metro children’s choir for grades two through eight, is now taking registrations for second semester. Locations in Lakeville and Rosemount. Visit www.allegroca.org/ join.html to register before Jan. 20. “Writing Fiction for Teens: Character and Voice,” 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Teen fiction writers Loretta Ellsworth and Janet Graber will discuss innovative ways to create fully-fledged characters with authentic voices that readers will root for. Free, but registration required at www.dakotacounty.us/library or (952) 891-0360. Registration is open for spring classes at MacPhail Center for Music. Classes begin the week of Jan. 28 and run through June 9. Information: www.macphail. org or (612) 321-0100. Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, (952) 9532385. Ages 12-18. Cost: $3 in advance (register at www.cityofapplevalley. org), $2 each per group of 10, $4 at the door. Teen artist gatherings at the Eagan Art House from 3:30 to 5:30 Thursdays, Feb. 7 and March 7, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2 and March 2. Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675-5521. Heavenly Moves Home School Ballet will begin a 10-week series of classes for ages 3-9 at 2:30 p.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 8 at Footsteps Dance Studio in Burnsville. Information: berrygood2@ charter.net. Princess Prep School – Lakeville will begin a seven-week session for ages 3-9 at 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 4. Information: berrygood2@ charter.net. 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) 675-5521. Music Together in the Valley offers classes for parents and their infant,

Music The Fab Four, Beatles tribute band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets are $37 at the box office and at Ticketmaster.com or (800) 982-2787. Erin Aldridge, violin virtuoso, and Beth Gilbert, piano, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Part of the Highview Hills Coffee Concert Series. Tickets are $14.50 adults, $12 seniors and students, (952) 985-4640. “The Legend of Johnny Cash” performed by Philip Bauer, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Lakeville South High School. Sponsored by the Lakeville Area Arts Center and the Lakeville Rotary. Tickets range from $23.50 to $28.50 online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter. com and at the arts center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Theater Rosemount Area Arts Council’s fifth annual Mystery Dinner Theater, “Rock ’n’ Roll Forever,” 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at

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This FREE program provides children ages five and under an opportunity for recreational playtime in the Rosemount Community Center Gymnasium each Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to participate in this drop-in program. The Parks and Recreation Department provides balls and other fun play equipment. Supervision of the children is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

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toddler and preschool children in Rosemount, Farmington, Lakeville and Apple Valley. Information: www. musictogetherclasses.com or (651) 439-4219. The Eagan Art House offers classes for ages 4 through adult. For a complete listing go to www. eaganarthouse.org 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, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, (651) 214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, (952) 736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), (952) 736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Information: (651) 675-5500. 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 4 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, 20110 Holyoke 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, www. lakevillemn.gov, (952) 9854640. Rosemount History Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, (952) 255-8545 or jjloch@ charter.net.

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Through Freekeh, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville. Bonnie Matthews, author of “30 Ways to Freekeh,” will share ways to incorporate freekeh into meals. Cost: $20 for members of a Twin Cities food co-op and $23 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.eventbee.com/ event?eid=902262405, in store or by calling (952) 8911212, ext. 221.

Saturday, Jan. 19 Journey to Financial Freedom seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Woodcrest Church, 525 Cliff Road, Eagan. Registration required. Information: (651) 681-9800 or www.woodcrestchurch. org. Family Winter Walk, 10 a.m. to noon at Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail, Thursday, Jan. 31 Lakeville. Cost: $5 per perSpaghetti dinner by the son or $15 per family. Apple Valley Lions Club, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Apple ValSunday, Jan. 20 ley American Legion, 14521 Free practice ACT test, Granada Drive. Cost: $8 for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan adults, $5 for children ages Learning, 170 Cobblestone 5-12, free for children under Lane, Burnsville. Bring a 5. calculator. Reservations: (952) 435-6603. To receive Blood drives test results, parents must The American Red Cross be present at a follow-up ap- will hold the following blood pointment. drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) Friday, Jan. 25 or visit redcrossblood.org to Lakeville KCs Free make an appointment or for Throw Championship, more information. 5:30 to 8 p.m., auxiliary • Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 gym, Lakeville North High p.m., Caribou Coffee, 3868 School. Boys and girls ages 150th St., Rosemount. 10 to 14 can register on-site • Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 for the competition. Informa- p.m., Byerly’s, 1299 Promtion: Rick Peterson, (952) enade Place, Eagan. 457-1381. • Jan. 22, noon to 6 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, Saturday, Jan. 26 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Farmington Commu• Jan. 22, 7 a.m. to 5:30 nity EXPO, 9 a.m. to noon, p.m., Fairview Ridges HosFarmington High School. In- pital, 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., formation: (651) 460-3200. Burnsville. Chili supper, 5:15 p.m. • Jan. 25, noon to 6 p.m., in the Mary Center at Mary, Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mother of the Church, 3333 9600 163rd St. W., LakevCliff Road, Burnsville. Tick- ille. ets: $5 per person, $20 per • Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 family maximum; children p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 under 3 are free. Tickets Wescott Road, Eagan. sold after Masses Jan. 19• Jan. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 20 and in the Parish Office. p.m., Apple Valley Medical Information: (952) 890- Center, 14655 Galaxie Ave., 0045. Apple Valley. • Jan. 31, 1 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29 Eagan Community Center, Let’s Freekeh for Din- 1501 Central Parkway, Eaner: Discovering Health gan.


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The Lakeville Area Arts Center has hit upon a winning combination with its popular Highview Hills Coffee Concert series. For many, the concerts offer an irresistible pairing: classical music and caffeination. Started in 2007, the series returns this year beginning Sunday, Jan. 27, with a performance by violinist Erin Aldridge, concertmaster of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra. “Erin is the real deal,” said Carrie Vecchione, who produces the concert series with husband and musical partner Rolf Erdahl. “There’s power, passion, beautiful phrasing. It’s simply world-class playing.” Aldridge, who plans to perform pieces by Bach, John Williams and other composers, will be joined at the concert by pianist Beth Gilbert, chair of the music department at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. As with all the concerts, there will be complimentary coffee and refreshments in the series’ informal cabaret setting, with the musicians providing some background and insights on the pieces they’ve chosen to perform. The concerts continue Feb. 24 with oboe and bass from the Vecchione/Erdahl Duo. The pair will be joined by Julie Johnson and the No-Accounts as they serve up a fusion of Minnesota roots, back-country and baroque. April 28 will see a performance by Crash, featuring the percussion-centered music of Mary Ellen Childs, and this year’s series concludes May 19 with the Bell’ Alma Duo of Kathy Kienzle, principal harp of the Minnesota Orchestra, and Michele Frisch, principal flute of the Minnesota Opera. All the performances are on Sundays at 2 p.m. at the arts center at 20965 Holyoke Ave. in downtown Lakeville. Tickets are $14.50 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and are available online at www.LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com. Andrew Miller can be reached at andrew.miller@ ecm-inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.

Open house at new trailhead at Rock Island Swing Bridge Dakota County has been awarded a National Scenic Byway grant to build a wayside rest along the Mississippi River Regional Trail near the Rock Island Swing Bridge in Inver Grove Heights. The county invites the public to share comments about the project at an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, National Guard Meeting Room C, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights. Dakota County staff will introduce the project, present design concepts and answer questions. The project includes construction of a wayside rest with a fourseason rest room, an outdoor picnic pavilion, a 40-vehicle parking lot, signage, and interpretive facilities highlighting the history of the area. The project is currently in the preliminary engineering phase with construction set to begin this summer. For more information, contact Chris Hartzell, Dakota County senior project manager, at chris. h a r t z e l l @ c o. d a ko t a . mn.us or (952) 891-7106.

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Oboist Carrie Vecchione and bassist Rolf Erdahl founded the Coffee Concerts in 2007. They’ll be joined by Julie Johnson and the No-Accounts when they perform in this year’s series Feb. 24.

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Erin Aldridge, concertmaster of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, opens this year’s Coffee Concert series at the Lakeville Area Arts Center.

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Kathy Kienzle, principal harp of the Minnesota Orchestra, and Michele Frisch, principal flute of the Minnesota Opera, perform together as the Bell’ Alma Duo.

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